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What is diabetic dermopathy?

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Dermopathy is a skin condition that develops as a result of changes to the blood vessels that supply the skin. Dermopathy appears as a shiny round or oval lesion of thin skin over the front lower parts of the lower legs. The patches do not hurt, although rarely they can be itchy or cause burning. Medical treatment generally is not necessary. Dermopathy is also called shin spots.

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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