Are Skin Tags Early Symptoms of Diabetes?

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Skin tags might not have any direct health issues, but they do affect our self-esteem and can cause irritation if caught by clothing.


However, if you notice a sharp increase in the number of tags you have, there might be an underlying medical problem you should look into.

There is a proven link between skin tags and diabetes, which is why people who are overweight or obese are more prone to them. That’s why you should consult with your GP to see if there’s a medical ailment, at the same time as you begin the process of removing your skin tags.

What’s the Link Between Skin Tags and Diabetes?

If you need more information about what skin tags are, please click on this link for more details. While we know that skin tags consist of fat and nerve cells, fibres and ducts, it’s not clear why people with diabetes develop them. The cause is believed to be the body’s resistance to insulin, but why this leads to a progressive increase in skin tags is still unknown at this time.

However, it’s clear that two factors tend to exist in this situation: type 2 diabetes and obesity. Scientific research provides clear evidence that excess weight and diabetes relate to one another. And people who have both medical issues have a higher chance of multiple skin tags. The presence of several skin tags is now a prompt for medical professionals to test for diabetes.

While the link between diabetes and skin tags exists, these growths also relate to numerous other conditions and lifestyle factors. If you have skin tags, it doesn’t mean you have diabetes. However, if skin tags do appear, it’s a good idea to see your GP or a dermatologist. The likelihood is they’ll run a test for diabetes and discuss your BMI (body mass index).

Why It’s Vital to Act Early if You Find Multiple Skin Tags

The truth is, finding one or two new skin tags isn’t a problem unless they’re bothering you. For the most part, skin tags are perfectly safe and usually only become an issue if you catch one on clothing or when shaving. Skin Tags are benign tumours with no links to any type of cancer or epidermis conditions.

It’s only if you notice a significant increase in skin tags that should cause any concerns. This doesn’t necessarily mean any specific condition as skin tags can occur from any number of reasons. The most prevalent is excess weight, as skin tags form in the creases and folds of the skin. For preventative purposes, lowering your BMI will help reduce the possibility of new skin tags developing.

If you have skin tags and they’re painful without good reason, you should consult your doctor or a dermatologist. People tend to remove them for aesthetic reasons, and there are many ways of doing this.

TagBand – Skin tag removal kit

If you have one or several skin tags, you may decide you’d like to remove your skin tags by yourself. The NHS recommends using ligation to remove skin tags at home. This is the same method the TagBand skin tag removal kit uses.

Ligation means to cut or restrict the blood supply reaching the skin tag which then causes the skin tag to die and fall off. TagBand aims to do this by the use of a small rubber band that is applied to the base of the skin tag.

You can purchase a TagBand kit for less than £20 which includes a sixty-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied. There are a few kits to choose from which depend on the size of your skin tag or tags. Each kit comes with ten bands, if you have more than 10 skin tags you can purchase one of our refill packs which contain an extra 20 bands.

For more information about our products, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us directly for more details on skin tags and TagBand.