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?