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Is a black ring around the neck a sign of diabetes?

Is a black ring around the neck a sign of diabetes?

Maybe: A dark, velvety patch of skin on the back of the neck and underarms may be 'acanthosis nigricans, ' which can be a sign of Insulin resistance, which can be seen in ppl at high risk of developing diabetes, pre-diabetes, or diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I have a black neck and black on every crease? Its not diabetes.

Why do I have a black neck and black on every crease? Its not diabetes.

Acanthosis nigricans: Sounds like Insulin resistance, possibly. Even if you don't already have diabetes, if you have an then you're at risk. Many women with an also have polycystic ovary syndrome. An is best addressed through supervised weight loss when patients are overweight with Insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes is also commonly found among such patients. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dark ring around neck? I scrub and clean it daily. Tested negative for diabetes

Dark ring around neck?  I scrub and clean it daily. Tested negative for diabetes

Acanthosis nigricans: It sounds like you are describing a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans. This appears as darkened, velvety skin around the base of the neck, also in the axilla. It is typically associated with Insulin resistance. You don't necessarily have to have diabetes, but would be at increased risk for developing diabetes. If you are overweight, weight loss can be helpful to treat it. ...Read more

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Diabetes: black spots around the neck. Any way to treat this?

Diabetes: black spots around the neck. Any way to treat this?

Yes: What you're explaining is acanthosis nigricans could be a sign of high blood sugar and diabetes (insulin resistance). Some medications like growth hormones or birth control pills can also cause acanthosis nigricans. With weight loss and control of diabetes and lowering blood sugar to normal levels (less than 100 fasting and less than 140 random), a lot of times the condition resolves over time. ...Read more

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I have a dark ring around my neck .. Does this mean diabetes ? It does run in my family

I have a dark ring around my neck .. Does this mean diabetes ? It does run in my family

get tested: It could be acanthosis nigricans which can signify Insulin resistance. If you have a strong family history of diabetes, and you're worried about it, get a blood test to find out your levels. Ask for a test called a1c. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

See full answer: Diabetes: increased thirst and urination with or without increased urination at night time. Bedwetting is also possible in children. If chronic and severe, may have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain - more common in children -type 1 dm) thyroid: depends on whether thyroid is under active or overactive.Consider cehcking: american thyroid association website: http://www.Thyroid.Org/. ...Read more

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Hello i have rashes in my neck, armpits, and my genital areas and i have checked for diabetes and they said I'm good but its not helping?

Hello i have rashes in my neck, armpits, and my genital areas and i have checked for diabetes and they said I'm good but its not helping?

Maybe yeast: The rash seems to involve areas with folds and may be related to a yeast infection. Review it with your doctor again and arrange a referral to a dermatologist. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes the discoloration on the neck from diabetes?

What causes the discoloration on the neck from diabetes?

Insulin-like GF: Insulin-like growth factors, which are elevated in per-diabetics and diabetics cause the skin to thicken and discolor in a condition known as acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more

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