Pantera is your typical 14-year-old but one day she noticed a drastic change in her health.
She suffered from headaches, mood swings, and constant thirst. But she also noticed something very peculiar: a dark ring around her neck. At first, she thought the ring was dirt but she eventually found out that it was a sign her insulin wasn’t working properly, which can indicate Type 2 diabetes. The dark pigmentation is known as “acanthosis nigricans” can also be found on the groin and underarms. The elevated levels of insulin in the body triggers insulin receptors in the skin, causing it to grow abnormally. Check out the video below and keep your eyes out for these warning signs!