Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
Caused by changes in the blood vessels is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD). NLD causes spots similar to diabetic dermopathy, but they are fewer, larger, and deeper.
NLD often starts as a dull, red, raised area. After a while, it looks like a shiny scar with a violet border. The blood vessels under the skin may become easier to see. Sometimes NLD is itchy and painful. Sometimes the spots crack open. NLD is a rare condition. Adult women are the most likely to get it.
-I have this and it is very annoying to deal with. Especially since it is on my leg right between my ankle and knee. It is almost a perfect circle and measures about 7 inches across. It doesn't hurt but if I just barely hit it or scrape it on something it puts tears to my eyes. I tend to be very self concious of it especially in the summer when I wear shorts. People are always looking at it and asking me if I burned my self. I went to a dermatologist and they gave me a steriod cream to put on it 2 times a day. I did this for about 6 months and there wasn't even a slight difference in the way it looked. My endo said she has only seen one other patient with it. Does anyone else have this and if so what do you do to deal with it? Has a doctor come up with any other treatments than just a cream that doesn't seem to help?