Hi I need help.

By emeraldllake Latest Reply 2011-04-13 09:57:32 -0500
Started 2011-04-12 18:54:47 -0500

I probably have type 1 . My sugar level in the morning is between 120-140 .
I have scoricess on my both feet and knees. Recently it has aggravated my affected area. It is constantly itchy and flaky. both the feet are reddish and sollen . My doctor gave me Dovonex cream.I applied for a month with no improvement.
Please advise what I should do.

5 replies

knit57 2011-04-13 08:22:55 -0500 Report


You need to get an answer to the 'probably" If you have not had an A1C ask your Dr. to do one. NOW. My BS am is never higher than 125 - before treatment or after - but I have complications because I was not treated as a diabetic. Our local hospital does free BS testing - I took two results to my PCP - handed him the papers and told him I am diabetic. I had had blood work done with him before - he always said your sugar is a little high, you need to lose a little weight. But did nothing. Even with me saying I am diabetic, he first said you might have… I said no these tests are six months apart, I have lost weight I am exercising it is not working. He then said you are aType 2 Diabetic. Take that first step, then take control of your life. Be positive - you are now going to be living a healthier lifestyle! See a dermatolgist.

And most of all come to this site a lot! Lots of good support and good information.

GabbyPA 2011-04-12 22:08:15 -0500 Report

I would say the first thing to do is to get rid of the "probably" and find out for sure what is going on. Generally, type 1 comes when we are kids, and type 2 comes later in life. That is not always the case, but you want to know which one you have because treatment is VERY different. Better control means a better ability to heal. Your sugar numbers don't sound horrible. When do you test?

Harlen 2011-04-12 21:19:31 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I would see you Doc ASAP
Best wishes
Your numbers are not bad they can be better but they are good

RAYT721 2011-04-12 20:03:56 -0500 Report

I assume you are saying "psoriasis?" … I'd think that going back to the doctor may be a good idea or maybe finding another who specializes in dermatology. I am confused on why your doctor would give you a prescription for a skin cream but not a diagnosis of diabetes, either type 1 or 2. Did the doctor run a blood test or a1c???

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