Skin Tags - Tag You're It!

Skin tags are highly associated with diabetes (type 1 and 2) as well as obesity.

I noticed that I had skin tags in my early forties and by the time I had been diagnosed with diabetes I had at least a dozen, mostly around my neck, collar, back and armpit. They never bothered me, and a few I snipped off with scissors, but that led to a blood mess (and it hurt). Eventually I just ignored them.

The two places where I do my deepest thinking are in the shower and while sitting on the toilet. This morning while I was taking a shower, I noticed that I no longer seemed to have any skin tags. I also realized it has been years since I had noticed a skin tag. I actually wonder if my skin tags disappeared after I started insulin and got better blood sugar control. I can’t say for sure, but I do know that at least for now I am free of skin tags.

Has anyone experienced skin tags? Did you have a dermatologist treat them? Has anyone else noticed that you get more skin tags with degraded blood sugar control?

I have had skin tags over the years, and have quit a few now. I have noticed neither of the two phenomena you describe: I don’t see an increase in skin tags with poor blood sugar control, as I have had them long before I had problems with BG, and, as I still see so many now, I do not think that my better control on insulin has reduced their presence in my case.

… but I’m always weird, so probably not your best example. :confused:

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I have one skin tag in my life, kind of at the bottom of my neck where my collar bones are closest. I realized after reading this post that it isn’t there and I don’t know how long it’s been gone. I can’t remember how long it had been there. I don’t seem to have skin issues due to uncontrolled numbers, maybe I’m just really lucky.

I have plenty of those, but so does my mother who is not a diabetic… I think it’s something genetic and not diabetes related.

Great minds think alike in the same places. :wink:

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I have a very hard time concentrating on anything in the shower because of all the damn singing.