Localized Lipodystrophy Treatment & Management

Updated: May 02, 2017
  • Author: Serhat Aytug, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

No specific medical treatment exists. [14]

Treatment of insulin lipodystrophy consists of reassuring the patient that the condition is benign, switching to purified insulin (pork or human), and having the patient inject insulin in noninvolved areas and rotate the injection sites. This regimen is effective in more than 95% of patients. Improvement begins in 2-4 weeks, and normal consistency generally is restored within 2 months.

Treatment of underlying immunological disorders might prevent progression of the disease.

 

 

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Surgical Care

Surgical treatment with adipofascial flaps has been successful in some cases.

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Consultations

Dermatological, medical, and surgical consultations are appropriate.

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Diet

No specific dietary recommendations or restriction of diet has been recommended.

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Activity

No specific activity or restriction of activity has been proposed.

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