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Friday, 10 November 2017 22:48

Diabesity - diabetes, obesity & the skin

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Franco Rongioletti, Full Professor and Chairman, Unit of Dermatology, University of Cagliari, Italy

Diabesity' is the term for diabetes occurring in the context of obesity. Obesity and diabetes are widely recognized as “epidemic” diseases in the Western world and are associated with numerous skin manifestations which may have a profound impact in the ordinary life of the patients. In particular, this presentation will deal with new or revisited skin clues in the setting of diabesity. Recognizing that diabetes and obesity can both exacerbate and increase the likelihood of many dermatological conditions will permit earlier diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

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