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Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Gum Disease
Hirsutism
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
Yeast Infections


Newly Diagnosed
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Diabetes Problems & Complaints

Acanthosis Nigricans
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Gum Disease
Hirsutism
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
Yeast Infections

 

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Problems Associated with Diabetes
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Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) - AN is a skin discoloration and texture change that is often associated with insulin resistance, and most commonly found on the nape of neck and underarms.  What is it?  Why does it happen and what can you do about it? 

Acne - Even grownups can get zits.  Hormonal imbalances can cause acne at any age.  Learn why this happens and what you can do about it.

Alopecia Areata (AA) - As if hirsutism (excess hair) isn't fun enough, persons with diabetes or other insulin or carbohydrate metabolic problems can suffer scalp or body hair loss.  What is AA and what treatments are available? 

Gum Disease - If you have diabetes, you should see your dentist regularly.  High blood glucose (blood sugar) can increase the chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

Hirsutism (excess body and facial hair) - Those with a certain metabolic disorders can end up growing hair in places that they would rather not.  Learn what causes hirsutism and what treatments are available. 

Honeymooning - Why did I put this phenomenon here, under problems?  While some may see honeymooning (where the pancreas of newly-dignosed persons with type 1 diabetes still put out some insulin from time-to-time) as a good thing, I found it to be a problem.  Honeymooning during the first year can lead to hypoglycemia episodes requiring less insulin, but it is not a sign that the diabetes is getting better or even in remission.  Learn more... 

Skin Tags - Those funny little things on your neck, face, well, they can occur anywhere on your body.  They look like little tags of skin and we all hate them.  What are they and what can you do about them?  And ... why especially do persons with type 2 diabetes get them? 

Yeast Infections - Not just for women -- anyone with metabolic disorders including diabetes can get yeast infections.  Yeastie beasties love diabetes and yeast infections can occur all over, not just in the groin area.

 

    

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