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From Maryland, USA:

My 15 year old daughter, who has had type 1 diabetes for a year, has always had a slight acne problem, but since she was diagnosed, her acne on her back has become severe. What causes this? What can we do to help it?


Often the cause of the acne is puberty, with all the various hormones being released. Occasionally, if your daughter has put on a lot more weight then this might result in her body producing more of the hormones that can cause or aggravate acne. It is worth talking it over with your doctor.


Original posting 6 Apr 2001
Posted to Other Illnesses


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