From Leicester, England:
Approximately three years ago, I was diagnosed as having Granuloma Annulare (after numerous creams, etc. from my doctor, a hospital appointment diagnosed it in approximately 10 minutes!). My mother and maternal grandfather both have/had diabetes. My grandfather died at the age of 40 going blind and dying in the same year. My mother was diagnosed in her 20s. I am 32 years old and have regularly been tested for diabetes, always resulting negative, even throughout my three pregnancies. Since my diagnosis of GA, I have not noticed any new lesions, just occasional itching and change of colour around my time of menstruation each month. However, in the past week I have noticed a significant number of new patches. In fact, it appears the number of new ones has doubled the total amount I have. The lesions are on the backs of both hands, on both feet and legs, but mainly on my sides stomach and breasts. Could you please tell me if there could be any reason for this sudden large increase? I understand that this is normally a skin disease of childhood and am having trouble understanding why, at my age, I should be getting them.
Granuloma Annulare (GA) may be associated with diabetes mellitus. It is doubtful that the most common form of GA seen in childhood and young adults is associated with diabetes even though a variant of GA occurring in older patients with widespread papular lesions may be associated with diabetes. I believe that your best interest is to have been regularly screened so far for autoantibodies always resulting negative. A dermatologist can be of further help for answering your questions.
Original posting 3 Sep 2000
Posted to Other Illnesses
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:14
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.