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18 Jul 2008

diabetic rash?
my dad is 52 and a diabetic for about ten years.he is only on glucophage 850mg bd and his sugar is stable!!!he gets this rash on his lower back that looks a lot like a ringworm!its round light brown
with red edges.we apply cortisone cream it will go away but come back. !!!is this diabetic related or what?????
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01 Jan 0001


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It is possible that he has a form of eczema but I suggest that he consults a GP to have the area examined. It does not sound related to his diabetes, unless the rash is caused by skin infection, i.e. Candida. I also recommend that a blood test is done, to determine the effectiveness of his medication, as well as the controle of his diabetes.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger
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