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Skin is the largest organ of our body and adversely affected by Diabetes

Skin is the largest organ of our body and adversely affected by Diabetes

Skin is the Largest organ affected by DiabetesSkin is the largest organ of our bodyand performs numerous important function. Skin itself is 'live' inside and keeps on growing and changing- eventhough the part which is visible to us comprises of the 'dead cells'. Due to many reasons Diabetes adversely affects this important part of our Body

1. Acanthosis Nigricans-May be one of the earliest signs of Insulinh resistance frequently seen in Type 2 Diabetics or prediabetics, causes darkening and thickening of skin at elbows,back of the neck, back of hand and some other places 

2. Abnormal Thickening of Skin of palms or fingers may even cause difficulty in their bending and require surgical procedures for release. 

3. Dryness of Skin- Soles and Heels are frequently excessively Dry and Cracked in Diabetics as a result of Autonomic Neuropathy which increases Blood Circulation and causes dryness due to decreased perspiration.

4.Hyperpigemntation-  Skin of legs and specially shin may become hyperpigmented with dark spots.

5. Lipoidica Diabeticorum is a rare Skin Complication in Diabetes , which affects the lower legs , causes a large ulcer which is very slow to heal with some oozing from the centre. It may take a long time to heal despite aggressive treatment.

6. Fungal & Bacterial infections of Skin are very common in uncontrolled Diabetes as the local immunity is impared due to high glucose levels.

 

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