This time of year is bad enough but it seems that diabetes does affect our skin a little harder, and leaves it itchy, flakey and dry. I buy two packs of white cotton drugs at the drug store, sometimes by the playtex gloves, and I soak my skin with regular vaseline salve, every night, and it works wonders. It makes them soft and stops the dryness and itch. And when it comes back,if, I do it for a night or two. And you can do this on your legs with the diabetic stretch socks as well. That is a particulary dry spot this time of year. I also use dry skin shampoo in the winter, and that helps with the scalp itch. I limit hairdryer/curling iron use. The heat just dries your scalp more.
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