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Brown patches in leg, itchy. Suffering from diabetes, taking insulin and tablets. Treatment?

my mother is 65 years old and has been a diabetic for the past 12 years. she is on insulin and tabs (tabs during the day and insulin at night 10 units). sugar values fasting-averages 90 to 120
recently brown patches has started showing up in one of her legs(between knee and ankle and some of them are painful and are erupting , and sometimes very itchy too. It is diabetic dermopathy. If so what is the treatment and how can it be prevented from worsening further
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hi, thanks for the query to H.C.M.
In this type of cases weights of patient matters, since from the last 12 yrs your's mother is a known case diabetes and she is on both type of treatment as fro type 1 and fro type 2.
Blisters ( brown patches over legs with eruptions are formed) are a common complaint of diabetic patient .
Due to presence of sugar in excess amount underneath the skin the root cause of these skin problems.
Staphylococcus and streptococcus are two main bacteria which are responsible for these patches.
Treatment is very simple.
Cleans the wound some anti septic solution.
Regular control of blood sugar level at any cost.
Once they erupted ( blisters) , diabetic patient have to take regular course of antibiotics after consultation of a doctor.
Regards . Dr. HET
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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