Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Video Transcript

Here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist!

All right, so Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum. Again, another ridiculous name but you can kind of see the diabeticorum in there and you can kind of get diabetes from that. Now everybody who gets this does not necessarily have diabetes, but they are more prone to getting diabetes than the general population. So if you’ve been diagnosed with this, please talk to your local dermatologist as well as your local primary care provider to see if testing for diabetes is appropriate for you. Now this rash usually is kind of oval, a little bit red, a little bit yellow. It tends to be on lower legs, but it can occur other places and it can be treated with topical steroids or other sorts of things but the important thing is to get the diagnosis, and then see if there’s any underlying associated diseases. Because the last thing we want to do as your dermatologist is to treat your skin and not treat what’s going on underneath with the help of your local primary care doctor and miss out on an opportunity to improve your health globally.

Take a look at your skin today and contact your Dermatologist if you see anything new, changing or growing.