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What causes eruptive xanthomatosis?

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Eruptive xanthomatosis is a skin condition that may occur when blood sugar levels are not well controlled and when triglycerides -- a type of fat in your blood -- rise to extremely high levels. Severe resistance to insulin makes it difficult for the body to clear the fat from the blood. With extreme elevations in these blood fats, people are at risk for pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas.

From: Skin Problems in Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your feet and skin healthy.“ 

American Diabetes Association: “Skin Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

Sources:  

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your feet and skin healthy.“ 

American Diabetes Association: “Skin Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

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