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What causes obesity in a diabetic?

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Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017
Question: My husband is morbidly obese and has type two diabetes and is immobilized...poor skincare...he has raised, fluid filled redish/purple dark lower leg sores in clusters 6 inch areas? What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be viral, bacterial or fungal infection or allergic reaction.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Lxxxxxxx
Thanks for the query under Health care magic. I have read it & understood his concern., f
* Your husband with diabetes, overweight & has poor skin hygiene. This is why he is prone to get viral ( shingales)/ Dysphidrotic eczema/ fungal infection with secondary infection by bacteria/ or bacterial hair root infection/ allergic- Such skin rash also can follow insect bite / crushed insect on body.
*Healing of any infection is hampered when there is uncontrolled diabetes- the lesion tends to spread & deteriorate in such condition, Obviously he needs to check his diabetic profile & get advise of his treating expert for getting good sugar control.
- advised dietary restrictions need to be followed along with regular intake of medicines prescribed,
- Daily skin hygiene is a must(With due help as per need.) . Proper cleaning of the affected part along with application of local ointment suggested by expert should be followed .
* Consultation of a dermatologist & getting specific suitable medicines in time is essential.
* Reduction of body weight & controlled blood sugar should be his prime object in coming days or better life in future.
I hope that answers your query & gives essential tips for management. Any more information you need I would be happy to answer.
Thanks.
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Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale

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What causes obesity in a diabetic?

Brief Answer: Can be viral, bacterial or fungal infection or allergic reaction. Detailed Answer: Hi Lxxxxxxx Thanks for the query under Health care magic. I have read it & understood his concern., f * Your husband with diabetes, overweight & has poor skin hygiene. This is why he is prone to get viral ( shingales)/ Dysphidrotic eczema/ fungal infection with secondary infection by bacteria/ or bacterial hair root infection/ allergic- Such skin rash also can follow insect bite / crushed insect on body. *Healing of any infection is hampered when there is uncontrolled diabetes- the lesion tends to spread & deteriorate in such condition, Obviously he needs to check his diabetic profile & get advise of his treating expert for getting good sugar control. - advised dietary restrictions need to be followed along with regular intake of medicines prescribed, - Daily skin hygiene is a must(With due help as per need.) . Proper cleaning of the affected part along with application of local ointment suggested by expert should be followed . * Consultation of a dermatologist & getting specific suitable medicines in time is essential. * Reduction of body weight & controlled blood sugar should be his prime object in coming days or better life in future. I hope that answers your query & gives essential tips for management. Any more information you need I would be happy to answer. Thanks.