Diabetes and Vitiligo


Diabetes and Vitiligo

This group is for those with Diabetes and Vitiligo.

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Comment by Turtle Dove on April 9, 2012 at 8:55pm
Comment by Turtle Dove on April 9, 2012 at 8:53pm

I am not so concerned cosmetically, I sorta like the patches, funny. Makes me unique and unusual. However, what is the cause, the root of the condition? As puzzling as type 1 diabetes.

Comment by Turtle Dove on April 9, 2012 at 8:51pm

About 6 months ago, itchy patches on abdomen, would come and go, redness and itchy. Now, white patches, with red circles. Started on left side abdomen lateral above navel. Also showing on right side. Spots on hands also reappearing.

Comment by Turtle Dove on April 9, 2012 at 8:47pm

I am female type 1, for 29 years. This discussion on vitilgo and diabetes is what brought me to the forum. 3 years ago, white patches around my eyes, then in my arm pits, and I noticed tears, and arm pits sweating, lots of tears and arm pit sweating... and this fluid looks like insulin. So I googled this, diabetes and type 1 diabetes. Autoimmune. 30% of type 1 have vitiligo. Last year, dime size spots on back of hands, all patches and spots are bilateral. I got some tincture from my Chinese teacher last year for my hands, spots went away almost completely

Comment by nissen on February 11, 2011 at 4:46pm
Hi Sue - I did try some cream on my hands many years ago but discontinued as it did not blend well and had a fragrance that didn't agree with me.
I have just today received an email from a friend re topical steroid therapy. The article is too long to put here on this site but I will happily forward to anyone interested if you provide email address - or if I can sent through messaging system here.
Comment by nissen on February 4, 2011 at 7:30pm
I am a 66 year-old male, diagnosed with Type 2 in Aug'09. I have had 'lip-tip' vitiligo, affecting hands, feet, lips. . .for about 30 years. . .it hasn't been getting worse, but worth monitoring.
Comment by Marie B on November 10, 2010 at 11:54am
Here is a discussion on vitiligo


I've had it since I was 12, approx one year before my dx with type 1

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