Writing BLes – The presentation of the darkening of the skin on the back of the neck could mean that we have prediabetes, Dr. Rubén Silva during a presentation at the XXXI National Diabetes Congress in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
The expert on endocrinology and internal medicine explained that this condition, called "acanthosis nigricans", would signal that our pancreas could cause "too much insulin" and that we are in the foremost area of developing diabetes.
"In pre-diabetic conditions there is the onset of insulin resistance, this phenomenon means that the pancreas produces an excessive amount of insulin and is reflected on the level of the skin," Silva said.
In this sense, the expert has called on all those who suffer from this thickening and darkening of the skin that resists the insulin at any stage to test for prediabetes, as it can once find that it can work to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
He also proposed to test direct diabetics, as well as those who have a high risk of development, such as women with polycystic ovaries or mothers giving birth to children over 4 kilograms.
"Finland's risk assessment for diabetes" is one of the most popular tests, accompanied by analysis of triglycerides, uric acid and cholesterol.
"People who have overweight or obesity are more likely to develop acanthoceous nigricans, which often improve or disappear when they lose weight," said Alfred I. DuPont, head of the Pediatric Dermatology Department at the Nemours Patrice, a children's hospital. M. Hyde, who says that "it is not harmful or contagious."
Some people inherit this condition. Some medicines, such as oral contraceptives and other hormonal treatments, can also cause this condition of the skin, "he said.
This article was written for information purposes and is not intended to replace the expert's opinion. If you are concerned, contact your doctor.
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