I think 5 - 6 years ago, my mother commented that the back of my neck seems a bit darker. I wasn't a hypochondriac back then so I didn't really give it much attention.
Fast forward today, when I tried my best to look at the back of my neck using a mirror or camera, I am terrified. I don't know if I am the only one who can see it, but to me it seems that there is a very light brown line at the fold of my neck. I am scared because I know this could be a sign of diabetes!
I am 23 years old, Asian with lightly tan skin, and overweight. I have been trying to lose weight in order to reach the normal range. My father is diabetic but he has been doing fine for so many years.
I tried asking my girlfriend about the back of my neck and she said that she does not see any odd color. I asked my mother again and she said that there is no more weird dark color on my nape. However, when I take a picture of my neck, I force myself to see the light brown coloring of the folds of my neck.
It is a shame that my last blood sugar test was done in 2011 yet everything was normal. Could it be possible that I have developed diabetes from that year to today? I have never been a fan of sodas and juices. I only eat sweets occasionally. I have NO classical symptoms of diabetes such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, unusual fatigue, weight loss (if anything, I have been gaining weight ugh), etc.
I heard that people usually develop type 2 diabetes when they are in their 40s. But I am still scared even though I am only 23
It's just this light brown neck that I force myself to see. I am scared.