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How long does diabetic dermopathy usually last in type 1 diabetics?

How long does diabetic dermopathy usually last in type 1 diabetics?

Possilbly lifelong.: Once it develops it may not go away. One will need to improve the control of the diabetes to help the skin. some persons get this with good control although this is not common. Best wishes with your control See your endocrine doc for further advice. ...Read more

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I have spots that look like 'diabetic dermopathy;' if my blood sugars are normal fasting and after meals, what else can it be?

I have spots that look like 'diabetic dermopathy;' if my blood sugars are normal fasting and after meals, what else can it be?

Could still be DD: The classic differential diagnosis of diabetic dermopathy (sometimes only separable by biopsy) is granuloma annulare and the rash associated with rheumatoid arthritis. But it could still be diabetic dermopathy, even if you don't have diabetes. (some believe such eruptions are a harbinger of future diabetes.) you'll need a dermatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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He has weepers on his legs is a diabetic and his calfs are a dark purple color and has scabs. His feet look dis colored to me. Diagnoses anyone?

He has weepers on his legs is a diabetic and his calfs are a dark purple color and has scabs. His feet look dis colored to me. Diagnoses anyone?

How swollen?: He should see his dr now. Sounds like vascular or arterial or lymphatic disease or all 3. Treatment is a function of exact diagnosis. Does he spend long hours sitting or standing? Other meds? Pain or itch or fever? Prior leg problems? Using any meds on legs? ...Read more

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Is yogurt safe to use for diabetic skin wounds?

Is yogurt safe to use for diabetic skin wounds?

No: There are many topical medications for diabetic wounds but i would not use yogurt. Triple antibioic ointments, or prescription creams are available. ...Read more

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How do you know your a diabetic?

How do you know your a diabetic?

Get tested: Excessive thirst, excessive urination, unintentional weight loss, and low energy are signs of diabetes. However, early diabetes is frequently asymptomatic. With symptoms and/or risk factors, the only way to know for sure is through a blood test. ...Read more

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He is diabetic,what do you men reccomend for best sex results ?

He is diabetic,what do you men reccomend for best sex results ?

Emotional support: Mood and healthy life style and exercise will improve his sexual activity. Foreplay will also improve performance ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 28yr old female newly diagnosis type2 diabetic that eats healthy and exercises live 50+years?

Is it possible for a 28yr old female newly diagnosis type2 diabetic that eats healthy and exercises live 50+years?

Diabetes: Yes. With lifestyle changes and yearly exams it is. Do you smoke? If so quit. Are you overweight check with your doctor about a weight loss program not only will you fill better your diabetes will improve. Exercise, exercise , diet these are important. Control your bp. All of these are important but especially for someone with diabetes. The mention of exercise twice was not a typo. ...Read more

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How do I know I am diabetic?

How do I know I am diabetic?

See a Doctot: Usually your fasting glucose should be less than 105, and 2 hours after a meal not more than 160. Another reliable test is a blood test called hga1c which should be less than 6. Another test is 2 hours glucose tolerance test. All these are done in your dictor's office. Besides all these hostort is very important. ...Read more

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