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Diabetic symptoms: sores….?

I’ve had sores all over my arms lately…they’re like large pimples, and they appear out of no where, with no reasonable explaination. I haven’t changed laundry detergent, and since it’s winter, no exposure to insects or anything of the sort. My grandma and uncle are both diatetic, and they’re pretty bad cases, they both take shots every day. I’m worried about these sores. One day it’s not there, then the next day i have a few on my arms. And they last a long time. It’s hard to get them cleared up. And, i don’t pick at them, but they are open, and red, and look raw. Has anyone else had this problem? I know i should go to the doctor, but i don’t know if i’m over reacting. And, i am overweight. I know that makes me more of a risk to diabetes, i’m working on getting it under control. thanks in advance to everyone :)

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One Response to “Diabetic symptoms: sores….?”

  1. LABL says:

    The skin eruptions you describe are very unlikely related to diabetes. You can get changes in the skin from diabetes – changes such as rough skin especially at the elbows, you can have areas of brown patches known as acanthosis nigricans.

    The American Diabetes Association web site suggest the following other possibilities:

    "Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

    Rarely, people with diabetes erupt in blisters. Diabetic blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes, on legs or forearms. These sores look like burn blisters and often occur in people who have diabetic neuropathy. They are sometimes large, but they are painless and have no redness around them. They heal by themselves, usually without scars, in about three weeks. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.
    Eruptive Xanthomatosis

    Eruptive xanthomatosis is another condition caused by diabetes that’s out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

    The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. Like diabetic blisters, these bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored. "

    Also do your grandmother and your uncle a huge favor and get the book, "Diabetes Solutions" by Richard Bernstein, M.D. this book will show you how to lower your blood sugars and eliminate the horrible complications of diabetes. I have no affiliation with Dr. Bernstein except that after reading his book, I realized that I could help my husband overcome his type 2 diabetes.

    Get to a dermatologist for your skin issues. You need to see a doctor and get an accurate diagnoses.

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