Is there a correlation between diabetes and acne?
There is a history of diabetes on my mother's side of the family and last year, my blood test results indicated my glucose levels were a wee bit above the normal range. (this was from the glucose fasting test and not the A1c test)
I didn't go for any further glucose tests to see if I'm at true risk for diabetes but nonetheless, I started making changes.
Since then, I've cut out sugar and have been watching my carb intake as well as being more physically active. I had gained extra weight around my middle area (common with the women in my family) and this past year, I have lost a fair bit of that extra weight.
I'll be getting another glucose test this year to see how they are.
Not surprisingly, all of this was happening as I entered perimenopause so I'm sure it didn't help my hormonal acne.
The spironolactone is really helping clear the acne but I'd also like to avoid getting diabetes for obvious reasons.
The doctors I've spoken to won't say either way if there's a link between diabetics and acne.
There is a woman at work who is diabetic (type 1) and she's almost 50 and reaching menopause, yet her skin is clear.
Halle Berry is diabetic and she has fabulous skin. (she can afford the facials, etc.)
So perhaps it depends on each person?
Any comments from members here?
Edited by travellinggal1170, 15 September 2013 - 07:33 PM.