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Three skin conditions indicative of high blood sugar

The global diabetes community draws attention to diabeticorum lipoid necrobiosis (NLD), a skin condition in which lesions develop in the lower legs. Described as “shiny” and “red-brown” in color, the patches can be 1-2mm in size. Over time, these small spots can get bigger and bigger, progressively turning yellow in color. Interestingly, the presence of NLD preceded the onset of diabetes in 15% of patients involved in a research study conducted by MH Lowitt and JS Dover.

The American Diabetes Association added that some people with high blood sugar may experience diabetic dermopathy.

This skin condition presents as “light brown, scaly patches” that are oval or circular in shape.

Easily mistaken for age spots, patches of diabetic skin disease typically occur on the shins.

Medical News Today pointed out that the marks can come and go, but they tend to appear on both shins at the same time, usually measuring up to an inch or less.

How to lower high blood sugar levels

The NHS recommends exercising more often to help reduce blood sugar levels.

This could involve brisk walking for 30 minutes a day, which can be extremely helpful in preventing further health complications.

The NHS also recommends “drinking plenty of sugar-free fluids,” such as water.

You also need to be aware of what you eat, avoiding foods that can cause blood sugar spikes, such as cakes.

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