acanthosis nigricans can be a sign of prediabetes and insulin resistance.Skin tags can be a sign of prediabetes and insulin resistance.Adult acne and excess facial hair on women can be a sign of a serious metabolic disorder.

In addition to serious medical issues, pre-diabetes is also associated with other, less serious, but annoying health problems.

The following conditions (show below) often show up when a person is insulin resistance, pre-diabetic, or has type 2 diabetes.

If you have any of these signs or symptoms, you may be at risk for pre-diabetes, or already have pre-diabetes.

Problems Associated with Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes

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Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) – AN is a skin discoloration and texture change that is often associated with insulin resistance, and most commonly found on the nape of neck and underarms.  What is it?  Why does it happen and what can you do about it?

Acne – Even grownups can get zits.  Hormonal imbalances can cause acne at any age.  Learn why this happens and what you can do about it.

Alopecia Areata (AA) – As if hirsutism (excess hair) isn’t fun enough, persons with diabetes or other insulin or carbohydrate metabolic problems can suffer scalp or body hair loss.  What is AA and what treatments are available?

Gum Disease – If you have diabetes, you should see your dentist regularly.  High blood glucose (blood sugar) can increase the chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

Hirsutism (excess body and facial hair) – Those with a certain metabolic disorders can end up growing hair in places that they would rather not.  Learn what causes hirsutism and what treatments are available.

Skin Tags – Those funny little things on your neck, face, well, they can occur anywhere on your body.  They look like little tags of skin and we all hate them.  What are they and what can you do about them?  And … why especially do persons with type 2 diabetes get them?

Yeast Infections – Not just for women — anyone with metabolic disorders including diabetes can get yeast infections.  Yeastie beasties love diabetes and yeast infections can occur all over, not just in the groin area.