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Ask the doctor: Does psoriasis raise diabetes risk?

Ask the doctor Q. I have psoriasis, and Iíve been told Iím at increased risk for getting diabetes. Is that true? A. It might seem surprising that a skin disease that causes raised plaques of white, scaling skin (psoriasis) would have anything to do with a disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood (diabetes). But there probably is a connection. Many observational studies, involving hundreds of thousands…

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