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I have spots of rash covering two or three square inches on my legs, could they be related to diabetes, I have never been diagnosed. 44 male?

I have spots of rash covering two or three square inches on my legs, could they be related to diabetes, I have never been diagnosed. 44 male?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

Diabetes: Tingling/numbness in feet, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, loss of feelings in feet due to neuropathy, and dry skin which may peel or crack. ...Read more

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Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Neuropathy &/or PAD: Two common conditions that effect the legs can occur with diabetes. Neuropathy: nerve damage that typically causes numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet & peripheral arterial disease: blocked arteries in the legs that can cause muscle pain with walking and can contribute to diabetic foot ulcers and poor wound healing. Also consider muscle pain from statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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How can I remove age spots on legs ?

How can I remove age spots on legs ?

See dermatologist: Quin, . Cream, cryotherapy, nothing if you conk' mind them, they are not dangerous. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Call MD: You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors possibly aging spots so call asap. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Lentigines: I think you are likely referring to lentigines (plural for lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage. ...Read more

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Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Absolutely: Peripheral neuropathy, the fancy doctor words for abnormal nerve function in the extremities, is a well known side effect of diabetes. That's why diabetics have to pay special attention to their feet and legs. You can develop nerve problems and injure yourself and not even not i ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

Infection: An infection can develop in people who have diabetes and open wounds. If these wounds go untreated they can lead to amputations. The most common cause of amputation in diabetics is neuropathy and poor circulation. If you think you have problem with your feet and you are diabetic seek medical attention by a board certified podiatric surgeon. Visit www.Eastpennfoot.Com for more info. ...Read more

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I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

Too many options: This could describe normal "age spots" to brusing to varicose veins to melanoma (not likely) to a systemic disorder. Best bet. See you doctor and sleep well knowing what this really is. ...Read more