7 Warning Signs of Diabetes on Your Skin

Hi, gorgeous girls!

Today’s article will be on some lesser known signs of the silent killer disease. Yes, diabetes can come unannounced and start by taking a toll on your skin. It manifests itself in so many forms and these warning signs should definitely ring alarm bells. We often tend to ignore these signs on your skin and may blame fallacies in our beauty regimen for causing them. If you suffer from any of these, you need to take necessary steps to protect your skin.

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Read on to know more.

1. Discolored Patches on your Skin:

This skin condition initiates as small raised solid bumps which many of us mistake as pimples. With time, these bumps turn into patches of swollen and hard skin. The patches can be yellow, reddish, or brown and might be itchy and painful. The medical name for this condition is Necrobiosis Lipoidica.

7 Warning Signs of Diabetes on Your Skin

2. Velvety Dark Areas:

A dark patch of velvety skin on the back of your neck, armpit, groin, or elsewhere could indicate diabetes.

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3. Hard, Thickened Skin:

If hard, waxy thick skin develops on the fingers, toes, you should definitely probe into it. In fact, fingers can become stiff and difficult to move. This skin problem usually develops in people who have complications due to diabetes or diabetes that is difficult to treat.

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4. Blisters:

Although it is not common, but people with diabetes can see blisters suddenly appear on their skin. Unlike the blisters that develop after a burn, these blisters are not painful. So if you notice such blisters, don’t ignore it.

5. Skin Infections:

People who have diabetes have a higher tendency of getting skin infections. Such skin infections can occur in any area of your body, including toes, around one or more of your nails, and even on the scalp.

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6. Open Sores and Wounds:

This is a very vital and common sign of diabetes. Having high blood sugar for a long time can lead to poor circulation and nerve damage which makes healing wounds a cumbersome process. These open wounds are recognised as diabetic ulcers by physicians.

7. Extremely, Dry Itchy Skin:

Diabetes makes it more likely that you will have dry skin and vice versa. If you have chronic skin dryness that doesn’t respond to your expensive skin creams, you might be diabetic. High blood sugar can cause this.

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One thought on “7 Warning Signs of Diabetes on Your Skin

  1. Great article for awareness !! Would like to add one more point, if you have wounds that take a long time to heal, this might be an indicator of Diabetes.
    There was a time when Diabetes affected only those who were 50 + , but due to our lifestyle , today Diabetes is affecting people as young as 25! The only way to prevent and manage it is to maintain a healthy & happy lifestyle!!

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