Thanks for asking Kristen,
At the point I was diagnosed with this condition (or I self diagnosed myself) - I had been diabetic for (counting on my fingers here) - 24 years.
According to medical documents I had come across - uncontrolled diabetes can lead to this - so again - of course - maintaining good blood sugars can maybe prevent this. Again, as I’ve told others in the blog post - the way my growths went so wacky could be due to a motorcycle accident I had in my early '20’s - I thumped my chest area pretty hard - so possible scarring could have caused my condition to blossom the way it did. Really, it’s hard to say for sure - perhaps the insulins I used in the past lead up to it.
Main thing is - I’m alive - it’s not cancer - and perhaps if others (both men and women) have abit of knowledge about this that I’ve shared here - leaving the growths alone after less evasive procedures are done (core samples or needle biopsy) - will spare them the grief of what I went thru’. Everytime I felt another growth - and saw my flesh sinking in - it was always that - “is it cancer” - and waiting for results - not fun. Due to not being cancer - I had no support - which made it not pleasant at times - but luckily, as you know - I have abit of humour and craziness on my side - I managed to get thru’ it along with a very supportive hubby and family.