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  • What Those Red Spots on Your Skin REALLY Mean

    1 posts, 1 voices, 577 views, started Jun 29, 2009

    Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      What Those Red Spots on Your Skin REALLY Mean  

      A few months ago, a friend of mine noted a few red spots on his shins. So I asked Dr Wright about them and this is what he had to say...  

      Dr Wright: Actually, I have. In fact, I learned about shin spots early in medical school. Discoloured spots on the shins are often an early sign of impending type II (adult onset) diabetes. The spots are usually red or brownish-red and are generally slow spreading. They are also called diabetic dermopathy, and while not exclusive to diabetes, they can be an accurate indicator of the disease itself or a predisposition to it.  

      I often suspect this condition when these spots are present in my patients, and when they have any of the other major risk factors for diabetes including: Family history of the disease, skin tags, obesity or excess weight, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), or the combination of high blood pressure with high triglycerides and cholesterol.  

      If you have even one of these risk factors, you’ll want to have a Glucose Insulin Tolerance Test (GITT) performed. There’s no faster way to find out your status related to diabetes.  

      Source: Health Bytes



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