Question of Week | Mystery Condition?

ML has had type two diabetes for 12 years, a BMI of 33.7, an A1 C of 8.3%, and elevated triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. You notice ML’s palms are deeply red.

Which of the following conditions is ML most likely experiencing in addition to diabetes?

  1. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  2. Dermatomyositis secondary to  inflammation
  3. Auto immune renal hypertension
  4. Acanthosis Nigracans of the palmar surface

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