8 Diabetes Warning Signs May Appear On Your Skin

• Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

This is another skin condition that is caused by changes in blood vessels. It manifests as skin spots that are similar to diabetic dermopathy. However, these spots are deeper, fewer, and larger. This condition normally begins as dull, raised areas that are reddish. After some time, they look like shiny scars with violet borders.

You can easily spot the blood vessels under your skin. Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum can be painful and itchy. The spots can also crack open. Although this condition is rare, adult females are more vulnerable. There is no need for treatment if the sores don’t crack open. However, you should contact your doctor for treatment if the becomes itch or open.

• Diabetic Blisters

Also known as Bullosis diabeticorum, diabetic blisters are rare. They can occur at the back of the fingers, toes, feet, hands, and legs or forearms. These sores appear like burn blisters and usually strike patients with diabetic neuropathy. Though painless, sometimes they can be large without redness around them. They don’t need treatment and disappear on their own within 3 weeks and without leaving scars. The only treatment is to keep your blood sugar under control.

• Digital Sclerosis

This appears as tight, thick and waxy rashes at the back of the hands, toes, and forehead. Digital sclerosis can interfere with finger joints and impair free movement. This condition normally happens in nearly a third of patients with type 1 diabetes. Keeping blood sugar under control is the only treatment for dealing with this condition.