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Cyst and Diabetes

Posted on February 12, 2014 | No Comments on Cyst and Diabetes

A cyst is a clogged blocked pocket or pouch of tissue filled with air, fluid, or even pus that forms within any tissue in the body but most especially in the skin as a result of infection. The most common cysts among diabetic patients are Folliculitis. This is characterized by an inflammation of the hair follicles caused by an infection, chemical or physical irritation found in the face, thighs, and scalp. Diabetic patients who are obese and who have low immune systems have a higher risk of getting this cyst.

Folliculitis is indicated by a main lesion called papule or pustule which can be indicated by mltiple red pimples on skins especially in the scalp which is often itchy. Folliculitis can be treated by taking antibiotics, or antifungal drugs to treat the infections. Patient can also prevent further infection by wearing soft clothing that can minimize friction from clothes, avoid shaving affected area in order to prevent causing lesions and keeping the infected area in the skin clean and dry.

Another common cyst among diabetes is renal cysts in the kidney often detected in the utero and characterized by malformation of genital tract like gout and is common among diabetic patients. This cyst causes pain in your side, back, or upper abdomen as they press on other organs when enlarging. It can also causing fever, chills, or other signs of infection. This cyst can be treated through surgical operation in which doctor drains the cyst.

Finally, diabetes related cyst is pancreatic cyst. This cyst found in the pancreas usually contains pancreatic digestive juices. They are usually not cancerous and are often treated as pseudocysts, Some studies suggest that babies whose mothers suffered from gestational diabetes have a high risk of acquiring pancreatic cyst. Meanwhile, pancreatic cysts in people without diabetes can directly damage to endocrine pancreas which can cause a person to be diabetic.

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