Boils and diabetes are commonly experienced together by patients, and there is a good reason for it. Diabetes boils are not completely understood by the medical community. There are many questions left unanswered when it comes to boils and diabetes. However, what we do know is that boils are most commonly associated with type 2 diabetes and form when there is a build-up of the presence of toxic materials in the body. Because diabetes is a disease that affects the immune system, it is speculated that this is the reason for the common formation of boils in people who have the condition. Diabetes also causes a hormonal imbalance within patience, which can also lead to boils due to an excess secretion of certain hormones. This can also lead to cystic acne (a severe form of the condition).

Diabetes boils form most often in the parts of the skin that have a high number of developed oil glands. This means they are most likely to form in the armpits, face, neck and chin. They may also form in the groin area or in the nasal chamber because diabetes have colonies of bacteria that can accumulate in these places.

If a person is experiencing a reoccurrence of boils, their doctor may suggest they be tested for diabetes. The symptoms of diabetes and boils include the development of soft, reddish skin forming as a nodule on the surface. After its initial formation, boils diabetes gradually get larger and become hardened. Pain and fever is also common with boils in diabetes. As the diabetes boil fills with pus, it will eventually begin to drain. If such a boil is experienced and grows worse for more than 15 days, a clinical test for diabetes will more than likely be administered.


How To Treat Boils In Diabetes


Boils in diabetes can be quite a nuisance, but they are treatable. For the most part, boils and diabetes can be overcome with proper hygiene. Normalizing blood sugar levels is the most important step when for treating boils and diabetes, but keeping skin clean is always important. Since the body of a diabetic has a harder time fighting off infection, bacteria that causes boils to form is likely to manifest itself under the skin through an opening. Treating and covering open wounds immediately can greatly reduce the risk of a diabetes boil forming. Wearing loose-fitting clothing is also a good idea because it can reduce the chances of incisions developing on the skin because of repeated friction that can occur from tight clothes. In the situation that a boil forms as a result of diabetes, the infected area should be kept very clean and washed several times a day with antibacterial soap.

A diet that is rick in whole grain cereals, green vegetables and fruit juice is also important. Foods that are high in oils and starches should be avoided. Daily exercise is another preventative measure that should be taken for diabetes and boils. This keeps the body healthy and the immune system up to par to fight against bacteria when it occurs.