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Diabetes is considered a serious disease. It can badly affect the essential organs of the body like the kidney, heart, liver, etc. Apart from this, diabetes can also cause problems related to the skin. Diabetes rash is most common in this. People with diabetes have a higher risk of skin rashes. Blood sugar level increase in diabetes. Due to this, rashes start on the skin. Skin rash can also be a sign of pre-diabetes.

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Today in this article, you will know in detail about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of diabetes rash -

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  1. What is diabetes rash?
  2. Symptoms of Diabetes Rash
  3. Causes of diabetes rash
  4. Diabetes rash treatment
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Diabetes Rashes - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Diabetes can affect the skin. Up to 1 in 3 people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) may develop a skin rash. In this condition, the skin can become dry and itchy. Let us tell you that people with diabetes have to face rashes more than other people. When the blood sugar level remains under control in diabetes, the rashes may be less visible.

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Rash in diabetes is a symptom in itself, but diabetes rashes can look different depending on their type and cause, which are mentioned below -


Blister rash can occur in diabetes. There is no pain in them. These rashes can form on the back of the hands and feet and forearms. This condition is seen only in those people who have neuropathy related to diabetes.

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Dermopathy is also a rash caused by diabetes. In this, light brown, round, and scaly spots appear on the calf. These rashes do not require treatment. They get cured on their own when blood sugar is controlled.

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People with type 1 diabetes may also have skin-related problems like sclerosis. It can become thick spots on the back of the hands. In this condition the joints of the fingers become stiff. Apart from this, the rash can also appear on the back, neck, shoulders, and face. Sclerosis needs treatment.

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Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum

Such rashes are also common in diabetes patients. These rashes can bother women more than diabetic men. In this, rashes start in the lower legs. These rashes can be yellow, raised, or red. It can also cause itching and pain. This situation should not be ignored at all.

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Diabetic foot syndrome

Diabetic foot syndrome is also a type of rash occurring in diabetic patients. In this, blisters or wounds can be formed on the skin. It is necessary to get it treated on time, otherwise, the risk of infection may increase.

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Diabetes can cause rashes on the skin, which can cause itching and burning. At the same time, the question comes to people's minds why there are rashes in diabetes? Know the causes of rash or rashes in diabetes -

High blood sugar

In diabetes, the level of blood sugar starts increasing. When the blood sugar level increases in a person, there may be rashes on his skin. Because of this, they may feel itching and burning. People who do not have diabetes, if they see rashes on the skin, do not ignore them at all, because red rashes on the skin can be an early symptom of prediabetes. In this situation, the blood sugar level may be slightly higher than normal.

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Diabetes medicines

Rashes are not only due to increased blood sugar due to diabetes, but people who are taking diabetes medicines can also get rashes. In fact, in people who take blood sugar-lowering medicines, rashes can be a sign of low sugar levels.

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Decreased blood flow

Diabetes can also obstruct the flow of blood. When there is a decrease in blood flow due to diabetes, rashes can occur on the skin. Due to reduced blood flow in diabetes, rashes can appear on the hands and feet. Reduced blood flow can cause other problems as well.

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When rashes occur on the skin due to diabetes, the main treatment is to reduce the blood sugar level. Rashes can also be reduced with the help of some other measures -

  • Take special care of the skin in diabetes. Taking care of the skin can reduce the chances of getting a rash, infection, or wound.
  • If you have diabetes, check regularly for skin rashes, redness, infections, or sores.
  • Avoid bathing with very hot water. Also, use a moisturizing soap.
  • After the bath, don't rub the towel on the skin but pat it.
  • After bathing, use a fragrance-free moisturizer to moisturize the skin.
  • Use creams and ointments containing ceramides to help the skin retain moisture.
  • Apply 10 to 25 percent urea-rich cream on cracked or dry heels at bedtime.
  • Keep yourself fully hydrated. For this, drink a sufficient amount of water.
  • Apply antibiotic cream on the wounds only on the advice of the doctor.

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Diabetes increases the risk of skin rashes or rashes. Therefore, if someone has diabetes, then there is a need to take special care of the skin. If rashes or redness are seen on any part of the skin in diabetes, do not ignore it at all, because when skin rashes form wounds, infection can arise in this condition and the condition can become serious. To prevent diabetes rashes, the most important thing is to control the blood sugar level.

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