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12/17/12 11:50 A

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look after yourself

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12/17/12 7:02 A

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I don't use razors. I am on Coumadin , so if I nicked myself, I could bleed to death. I can't even shave my face with a razor. I use clippers, just to keep my hair short.

Yes, I have been balding since my teens, and I don't care..lol. I just am never going to be someone with a pony tail, or a comb over. I have bought a new set of clippers, and still have a few boils. My doctor said it happens in diabetics, but didn't give me any better advice than I received here. They tend to drain and scab up, and washing them frequently with warm water seems to help.

I think it is just from plugged hair follicles or something. Hopefully if I keep washing them off, they eventually go away. It is only happening in one small area of my head.

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11/25/12 5:06 A

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good for you

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11/24/12 9:56 A

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I was told just because of diabetes anything can happen. Wow skin care is very important. and I have taken it serious.

Edited by: GODZDESIGN95 at: 11/26/2012 (11:19)
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11/21/12 12:03 A

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unsure of that but know that boils can be a danger for us

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11/19/12 12:58 P

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Are we apt go get skin issues even if we are in tight control or well controlled? Just want to know?

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11/17/12 12:07 P

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Maybe I don't have enough experience with diabetes but I would assume that once blood sugar levels and insulin levels are in the normal range that some of the other consequences of diabetes may be reversed also, obviously not everything, but I would think it unlikely that new symptoms would appear 30 months later. There are many possible causes for a somewhat compromised immune system, incl. sleep deprivation, stress, diet changes, exercise routine changes... anything that makes us more likely to catch the common cold.

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11/17/12 6:34 A

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think diabetics get boils or they take longer to heal do check with your DR

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11/15/12 2:42 P

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I am not speaking for this guy but I know of some men who was going bald and they decided to go ahead and take the rest off. yes dirty razors can be an issue.

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11/15/12 3:59 A

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Maybe your razor is not clean.I think after 30 months you know what your doing with the diabetes.Stop worrying.No offence but why shave your head?Great job on your weight loss ect your a super star.

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Oh wow thanks for the info. I placed this in my favs. I had them but not on my head. emoticon fungus is another problems too. PU!

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11/14/12 1:53 P

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Thanks for the info. I'll treat it, and see if it goes away. If not, I can go to the doctors. Some drained already, so hopefully it will continue draining. The other one already is fine.

I guess even with my diabetes under control, I am getting some symptoms.

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11/14/12 1:15 P

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Looks like it's important to maintain a strong immune system for this problem. Maybe taking elderberry capsules would be helpful as it is powerful for strengthening immune system.
Hope it will improve soon.

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Boils and carbuncles are more common in people with diabetes. Here is some information about them to help you better determine what might be going on. Of course, if you are in doubt about things, talking with your medical team is the best bet.

www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-trea
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11/14/12 8:43 A

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I have been off my meds for 30 months now, and my last A1C was 5.1. Recently I have had a few bumps on my head, and one popped, but the other one has bled, but remains. I shaved my head. It is spongy, and hurts, and is red. A coworker had similar issues from diabetes several years ago.

A friend of mine who has a nursing degree, said it is common among diabetics.Might be a cyst, or a boil. Probably boil, since it isn't hard. Anyone else have these issues, and since I haven't had an A1 C check since August, could it be a sign that my blood sugars are out of control?

I am 99% sure that my blood sugars are normal, so wondering if this is just something I have to deal with. Is it something that will go away, or should I see a doctor if it doesn't?

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