So I'm pretty sure I have acanthosis nigricans, and I'm scared. I noticed it earlier today, and know it was not there a couple weeks ago. I am a vegetarian who has way too much sugar in her diet. I started searching furiously on internet for information on acanthosis nigricans and all roads lead back to sugar, insulin resistance and pre-diebedes. SCARY
I attempted to make a doctor's appt, but the office is closed. I'm going to call tomorrow and see if they can take me when I get out of class in the early afternoon.
Anyway, I've need something to push me to cut sugar(except for some healthy fruits) out of my diet anyway and unfortunately it's taking a heatlh scare.
I am looking for tips and personal stories from anybody who is or has dealt with acanthosis nigricans due to their obesity or high sugar diet.
I hope to lose some weight, feel better and more engerized, sleep better and get rid of this dark patch of skin.
If you are unsure of what acanthosis nigricans is it's a dark patch of skin often found near the groin, armpits, and back of the neck. Googling it I found people who suffer from this skin condition around their eyes, on elbows, knees and hands. I just happen to have it in an awkward spot which is in the groin region, but at the same time at least nobody can see it when I'm dressed.
This is a serious condition that has to be explored by a doctor because it's a sign of an underlying illness or disease and seems to be, more often than not, pre diabedes or diabedes.
I thank you guys in advance for any advice. I will be cutting ALL soda, juice, banana, ice cream/sweets ect out of my diet. I'm going to take a look at all the prepackaged or processed foods in the house and see what the sugar content is like on my morningstar farms burgers ect...I want to cut as much sugar out as possible, because I'm terrified of finding out I'm diabetic!
I will also call the doctor tomorrow, so if I get a diagnosis or diet plan I'll update. Is anybody suffering from this condition? I hate to use the word suffering because I don't feel different, but the suffering is mostly mental since I'm now worried and fixated with diabedes, and regretfully I've done this to myself with a way too sugary diet.
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