Is it just dry skin?

By kyladee Latest Reply 2008-10-31 19:34:13 -0500
Started 2008-10-30 18:16:24 -0500

Hello, I've only recently been diagnosed w/type 2 diabetes and have to take insulin shots. My question for anyone who can help me: is it part of the diabetes to have very dry, even scaly skin and feet? I've put lotion on, it doesn't seem to make a difference. Is there anyone who can help with this growing problem I'm experiencing? I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

3 replies

GabbyPA 2008-10-31 19:34:13 -0500 Report

I started having dry skin where I never was dry before. I am curesed with oily skin. So a lot of the lotions with oils just grease me up. I found Aveeno oatmeal body wash gives me all day moisture and no oil. I love it. I also use Flexitol Heel balm for rough feet. I apply it at night and put my socks on and that helps so much.

Anonymous 2008-10-31 12:29:41 -0500 Report

As you get better control and you use a great moisturizing lotion the skin will improve. I have been using the Eucerin Body wash for dry skin and it leaves my skin softer, plus I use the Eucerin lotion all over the body. I am less dry feeling. not so much itchy either.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-30 22:01:43 -0500 Report

Hello Kyladee,
The next time that you go into the doctors get a referral to a podiatrist. Unfortunetely, dry scaly skin is a curse to many diabetics. If you don't start taking care of them they can crack and bleed and become very sore. Prescribed medication is sometimes needed if the condition is advanced. Talk to the Doc, better save than sorry.
Your Friend, Leigh