Skin disorders are common in diabetes. Some of these are prone for people with diabetes. These can be atherosclerotic skin changes, bacterial and fungal infections of the skin, and itching. Therefore, diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD), diabetic blisters (bullosis diabeticorum), and eruptive xanthomatosis are exclusively in people with diabetes. Early detection and care can reverse these skin diseases with diabetes.
Scleroderma diabeticorum is a skin problem related with diabetes. It is rare, this skin problems affects people with type 2 diabetes. It thickens skin on the neck and upper back. Treatments help the blood sugar level control. Lotions and moisturizers perhaps help soften skin.
Vitiligo is a skin problem commonly associated with type 1 diabetes other than type 2 diabetes. It affects skin coloration. Vitiligo destroys the special cells that make pigment, the color controlling substance, and it results discolored skin in patches. Vitiligo often affects the chest and abdomen, but perhaps it is found on the face around the mouth, nostrils and eyes. The existing treatment option for Vitiligo includes topical steroids and micropigmentation (tattooing). For Vitiligo, you can use sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher to prevent sunburn on the discolored skin.
Skin problems are Acanthosis nigricans, Diabetic dermopathy linking to Diabetes and Insulin Resistance.
Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin problem that results in the darkening and thickening of certain areas of skin, especially in the skin folds. The skin becomes tan or brown and it sometimes rises slightly velvety. The condition appears to be a small wart on the sides or the back of the neck, at the armpits, under the breast and in groin. The top of the knuckles occasionally will have an unusual appearance. Acanthosis Nigricans can attack over weighty people. To loose the weight, skin condition can improve. Acanthosis can be the early sing of diabetes.Acromegaly and Cushing syndromes can cause Acanthosis. It perceives that the health condition of this type is a skin manifestation of Insulin resistance.
Diabetic Dermopathy is also called shin spots; this skin condition develops due to changes of the blood vessels that supply the skin. Diabetic Dermopathy appears in the front lower parts of the lower legs and looks like a shiny round or oval lesion of the skin. The patches do not hurt even though they can be itchy and create burning, the medical treatment generally is not necessary.
Diabetics can suffer from bacterial infections. Sty is an infection of the glands of the eyelids. Boil are infections of the hair follicles. It can also occur around the nails. The most common cause of bacterial infections is staph (Staphylococcus).
Fungal Infections, Canidida albicans is a yeast-like fungus; people with diabetes bother this type fungal infection. It creates itchy, rushes on red areas on the skin with tiny blisters and scales. The common infections are jock itch, foot of athlete and ring worm.
Moreover, itching, allergic reactions, Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum, Scleroderma Diabeticorum and some other may create botheration for diabetics.