According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), these “spots” are also often a little harsh to the touch and most often appear on the folds of the neck.
The medical name for this skin condition is “acanthosis nigricans”, or acanthosis,
Endocrinologists warn that these changes indicate a prediabetic condition, ie insulin resistance.
Signs of acanthosis can also appear on the tendons and armpits.
According to experts, these skin changes are more often associated with type 2 diabetes and often occur in people with dark complexion.
If you notice such a change in your skin, it is advisable to do a check-up with your doctor to assess the condition and give an accurate diagnosis.
About type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that affects the patient’s daily life and most often patients are forced to change their diet, take medication and go for regular checkups.
“This disease is caused by problems with insulin, overweight, inactivity or family history of type 2 diabetes,” say AAD experts.