Cutaneous And Dermatic Changes Of Diabetes

Elfitouri, Houssein_Adel_ (2018-06-30)

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder, and many cutaneous disorders are associated with diabetes. Knowledge of these skin conditions can aid PCPs in the diagnosis of diabetes and the treatment of its associated skin conditions. Most conditions can be managed by PCPs, but referral to a dermatologist may be warranted in some cases. As the incidence and prevalence of diabetes increases, skin manifestations associated with diabetes will become more common. Thus, PCPs should familiarize themselves with their presentation and treatment.


Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder, affecting 8.3% of the population . Skin disorders will be present in 79.2% of people with diabetes.A study of 750 patients with diabetes found that the most common skin manifestations were cutaneous infections (47.5%), xerosis (26.4%), and inflammatory skin diseases (20.7%). Individuals with type 2 diabetes are more likely than those with type 1 diabetes to develop cutaneous manifestations. Cutaneous disease can appear as the first sign of diabetes or may develop at any time in the course of the disease. This review provides a brief overview of skin conditions that primary care providers (PCPs) may encounter when treating patients with diabetes

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