Document Type : Research Article
Background: Early diagnosis and management of DM is extremely important to enhance the understanding to improve the outcome of the disease. These symptoms can be prevented easily just by managing the body metabolism.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted in the department of Dermatology and Medicine in a tertiary care teaching hospital. This study involved 200 consecutive patients attending Dermatology OPD with skin features related to Diabetes. The study was done over a period of 2 years.
Results: Out of 200 patients, 98 were males and 102 were females. Thus preponderance of female was noted in our study. Out of 55 Type 1 DM patients, 30(54.5%) were males and 25(45.5%) were females. Among all totally 37 cases (18.5%) had dermatophyte infections. Wet mount examination of the skin lesions in 10% KOH showed long hyaline branching septate hyphae and arthrospores in almost the cases.
Conclusion: The present study evaluated the prevalence and types of cutaneous disorders associated with DM and thus, established the role of dermatologists in their management.