Chapter 47. The Skin in Diabetes

  1. Richard I. G. Holt MA, MB BChir, PhD, FRCP, FHEA Professor in Diabetes & Endocrinology2,
  2. Clive S. Cockram MB BS, BSc, MD (Lond), FRCP, FRACP, FHKAM (Med) Emeritus Professor of Medicine3,
  3. Allan Flyvbjerg MD, DMSc Professor of Clinical Endocrinology Chair4 and
  4. Barry J. Goldstein MD, PhD, FACP, FACE Therapeutic Area Head Vice President5
  1. Graham R. Sharpe MBChB, BA, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist and
  2. Paul D. Yesudian MB, MD, MRCP Consultant Dermatologist

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch47

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Sharpe, G. R. and Yesudian, P. D. (2010) The Skin in Diabetes, in Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition (eds R. I. G. Holt, C. S. Cockram, A. Flyvbjerg and B. J. Goldstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch47

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Division, University of Southampton School of Medicine, Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

  3. 4

    Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, The Medical Research Laboratories, Aarhus University Hospital – Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

  4. 5

    Clinical Research, Metabolism Merck Research Laboratories Rahway, NJ, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Dermatology, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191814

Online ISBN: 9781444324808



  • Cutaneous metabolic manifestations;
  • Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD);
  • Diabetic dermopathy (shin spots);
  • Diabetic bullae (bullosis diabeticorum);
  • Diabetic hand syndrome;
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM);
  • Erysipelas - like erythema;
  • Other cutaneous complications of insulin;
  • Reaction to oral hypoglycemic agents;
  • Other oral hypoglycemic agents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cutaneous metabolic manifestations

  • Infections

  • Vascular changes

  • Associated conditions

  • Iatrogenic conditions

  • References