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risk of insulin rejection...or normal to have these problems

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Hello,
I have been a diabetic for 6 years (still not controlled)... Recently I have had some outrageous acne problems. I am 22 years old and never in my life has my acne been this bad, maybe a few pimples because of my period, but not like this, I use tons of acne creams, scrubs and wipes to clear up this problem...but nothing is working! And just recently one has decided to pop up on my neck, but it doesn't look like a normal pimple. I asked my girlfriend and she thinks it could be a boil... I just want to know if I am at risk of insulin rejection...or if its normal to have these problems as a diabetic?


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replied January 16th, 2012
Diabetes Answer A30473
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you out.

Diabetics are at an increased risk of contacting infections easily and delayed healing when there is any skin infection or staph infection causing boils. This does not mean insulin rejection.

A Boil is basically caused by an infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle.

Apply warm compresses on the bump and keep the area clean. You should consult a doctor as you might need a course of antibiotics/anti-inflammatories to take care of the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.





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