Diabetic Rash – Signs of Diabetes

Before a person finds out they have diabetes they will start to show certain symptoms of the illness. One of these signs that will appear is a rash that will either be a darkening of the skin or even a raised area. An astute doctor may point this out to a patient as a precursor of diabetes. This rash can be a way to find out about diabetes before it has a chance to develop and stop it. However, a diabetic rash can appear after the disease has set in as well.

There are a variety of rashes caused by diabetes with different symptoms that can occur. Some rashes may be itchy and red like those of an allergic reaction. Others will simply darken the skin in small spots on the body. There is also a rash type that will cause raised bumps on the skin that have the possibility of being itchy. No matter what type of rash a person has, if it’s due to diabetes there is one sure way to treat it.


Maintaining a proper diet that keeps sugar levels at an appropriate level when a person has diabetes will help prevent and remove rashes. Typical rash ointments and creams will also work for most types of rashes. Of course in some cases the diabetic rash may be caused by the insulin injection. If a person notices a rash in the area they receive their shot occurring soon after the shot is administered they should consult their physician immediately. Rashes should always be brought up with a doctor during appointments in case they could be caused by something other than the diabetes.

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