cracked heels

By healthywoman7 Latest Reply 2011-09-17 11:16:27 -0500
Started 2011-09-15 16:22:26 -0500

I would like to k now if anyone can tell me that if I have cracked heels is it a sign that I am prediabetic?

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tabby9146 2011-09-17 09:28:41 -0500 Report

ask your doctor. I have cracked heels, not real bad, but I have had them many years before I was diagnosed as diabetic. I went to a dermatologist for something else much earlier in the year and asked her, well she was a PA , if there was anything that would get rid of them and she said no! somehow I don't believe that. There has not got be a prescription medicine, or something they can do either at a dermatologist's office or podiatrist to get rid of cracked heels I would think. I just use the Avon footworks line (I sell it) and it is as good as any other brands out there I have found. I use the rejuvenating foot cream, the intense moisture cream, and the cracked heel relief cream. The cracked heel cream is well known to be very good It actually helps those whose cracked heels are sore, it takes it away. But have to keep using it once a day.

stormz 2011-09-17 10:20:24 -0500 Report

tabby9146 I have the same problem. I have had it for years. I get this cream from my insurance company, it is called Derma. I have UnitedHealth Care. It works great and stays through washing. I know because my hands get really dry as well. I wish they sold this over the counter. My doctor told me once to try burts bees wax. I never did because I found this. I heard that was really good. I don't know if you have tried that or not. There is also another cream out there I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do know that you have to go to a tractor supply store to buy it. Once there I'm sure a sales clerk can help you. My doctor highly recommended that one. My foot was in a cast for over 4 months so you can only imagine how dry it became. Personally I would go to the tractor supply store and ask for that cream. I really wish I could remember the name of it and I'm sorry I can't. But I know with that little information you can get what you need. I hope this helps you out. If I can be of more help let me know I do go back to see that doctor on the 28th of this month. I will make a mental note to ask him what it is. I will let you know as well. Hugs I do hope you get this problem worked out, I know how horrible it can be.

byrun 2011-09-17 10:44:25 -0500 Report

Good morning. I grew up on a farm and we had a few head of dairy cows. No reflection upon any of you but, if it is available at a tractor supply store, you might be referring to an udder balm. It looks like petroleum jelly and it is medicated.

stormz 2011-09-17 11:16:27 -0500 Report

Thank you byrun than is the name of it!!!! It was on the tip of my tongue but I could not recall it. Thank you so much!

jayabee52 2011-09-15 21:28:23 -0500 Report

I had skin problems long before I was Dx'd for diabetes. Most of my problems were environmental. I was a "custodial engineer" (janitor) and had my hands in water and harsh chemicals often. My skin problems cleared up once I no longer worked that job.

You might wish to check your environment to see if something may be contributing to your skin problem.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-15 21:40:23 -0500 Report

I too was a janitor, I really miss my job. I worked for a university for 22 years the last 15 I cleaned university apartments. Hard work but I loved it.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-15 17:45:33 -0500 Report

It could be a sign that you have very dry skin and they need moisturized or you may have athletes foot. No cracked heels is not a sign of prediabetes. If you are worried you can ask your dr to test your blood. Do you have a family history of diabetes? Do you belong to one of the minority groups that are at a greater risk for diabetes?