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What causes discoloration of face and neck in a diabetic?

My senior dad is diabetic and take medication not insulin. Over the past 2 years his face and neck in completely black. He is fair in completion. Why is this happened, people do not recognized him. He is worried. Doctors told him not to worry about it. In the meantime it is no going away Your thoughts please
Thu, 1 Oct 2015
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Hi,
You must take him to a nearby hospital for a thorough work-up to rule out certain conditions which cause hyperpigmentation. There are certain conditions associated with diabetes which can cause darkening of skin.
Regards,
Dr. Maria Daud
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