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Skin tags are a sign of impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes). I had them but as soon as my diabetes was under control (a1c under 6), they went away on their own.

http://www.ccjm.org/content/75/11/772.long
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22481657
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22188415
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/564201
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/726756_9

Even genetic skin tags (my grandmother had them) can be controlled with controlling your insulin.

So if you have them, get tested for diabetes.

Liz

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Liz,

Apparently you did not read my profile comments. Oh-jeez I've had the tags since I was in high school; I didn't acquire type 2 diabetes until I was 55 years old. My dad had them most of his life and he was never diagnosed as diabetic.
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(05-04-2012, 09:26 PM)bobg1946 Wrote: Liz,

Apparently you did not read my profile comments. Oh-jeez I've had the tags since I was in high school; I didn't acquire type 2 diabetes until I was 55 years old. My dad had them most of his life and he was never diagnosed as diabetic.
I also had skin tags in high school, was in my 40's when I developed diabetes. But I was apparently insulin resistant due to metabolic syndrome from the time I turned 12. I do not have them now because I keep my a1c below a 6 and my blood sugars under control.

Liz

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