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i am a diabetic and my legs from the calfs down are turning

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i am a diabetic and my legs from the calfs down are turning brown. is this due to the diabeties ?
Hi--any swelling of the legs?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i sit all day at work and if i don't elevate my legs at times, yes they will swell. no pain and i am over weight 200lbs.

OK. Diabetic dermopathy can be the cause here and it's harmless, just somewhat unsightly. That said, a condition call Addison's disease which is a problem with low cortisol output from the adrenal glands can also cause this so it would be best to have your doctor evaluate this and check your cortisol levels
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