Itchy skin

By runthe Latest Reply 2010-02-11 10:14:02 -0600
Started 2010-02-09 18:09:52 -0600

My skin is so itchy, i itch all day and nite. Does this have something to do with being a diabetic and having high blood sugar. My skin is not dry just itchy.

6 replies

rankearl 2010-02-11 10:14:02 -0600 Report

my skin is dry all the time i never thought of it being realted to diabetes i have hypothryoidism also other symptoms are dry hair , fatigue and problems sleeping hope this helps hugs julie

Zimoss 2010-02-09 21:57:42 -0600 Report

depending on where you live it is probably a result of the cold weather… but it can also be high blood sugar.

either way drink lots of water and use a moisturizer daily..I personally prefer Eucerin, but that is partly due to a dislike of the smelly/ perfumed lotions that are available.

spiritwalker 2010-02-09 21:13:47 -0600 Report

Some people have a problem with itchy skin as a first sign
with neuropathy. Some have the problem when their bg goes

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 21:11:13 -0600 Report

Yes, it could be associated with your diabetes, BUT it could also be the cold weather as well. Ever since we got hit with a snow storm, my tattoos have itched like CRAZY for some reason. I recommend using some Aveeno anti itch lotion. I swear by it now! It is one of the only things that I feel helps reduce the itch.

MAYS 2010-02-09 18:50:09 -0600 Report

In a word. YES !

It can come from your skin drying out but most itching in a Diabetic comes from over active nerve endings, a light form of Neuropathy.

It's aggravating and should be taken seriously.

Diabetics have to keep their skin moisturized, try to avoid all of the fancy, sweet smelling perfume types.

You can use lotions, moisturizers, oils etc.
The most common ones to use normally have Vitamins A&D in them.

Talk to your doctor to determine if your itching is related to your diabetes, if it is he \ she can help you.
Your doctor may give you a prescription for something.

Here are some articles on diabetes and itching :

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