Diabetes mellitus affects individuals of all ages and in all socio-economic segments of the population. The present study was conducted to determine cutaneous manifestation in diabetes patients.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 102 cases of diabetes patients of both genders reported to the department. Various types of skin lesions and duration of diabetes mellitus were recorded.
Results: Out of 102 patients, males were 60 and females were 42. Xerosis was seen in 27, diabetic dermopathy in 12, skin tags in 10, infection in 18, seborrheic keratosis in 4, Acanthosis nigricans in 6, nail changes in 8, diabetic rubeosis in 4, lipodystrophy in 2 and diabetic bullae in 11. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Common skin lesions in diabetes patients are xerosis, diabetic dermopathy, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, Acanthosis nigricans, nail changes, diabetic rubeosis, lipodystrophy and diabetic bullae.