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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is bullosis diabeticorum?

A condition where blisters appear on the hands and legs. This is usually seen in long-standing or poorly controlled diabetes.

Symptoms related to bullosis diabeticorum

  • Blisters

  • Skin blisters that break easily

  • Blisters on the hands and/or feet

  • Skin problem of the legs, in the area between thigh and ankle

  • History of diabetes or pre-diabetes

  • Skin abnormality

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bullosis diabeticorum

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose bullosis diabeticorum

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin that can be easily torn off?

  • Do you have blisters on your hands and feet?

  • Do you have symptoms on the skin of your leg/s?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes?

Treatment for bullosis diabeticorum

Do not burst the blisters as it may cause an infection. Good control of blood sugar levels will help with blister healing.

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