By freetown Latest Reply 2011-07-25 18:16:26 -0500
Started 2010-03-19 16:09:24 -0500

my palm and the soles of my feet itches very bad. why?

4 replies

LabRat90 2011-07-25 17:58:12 -0500 Report

It is most likely diabetic neuropathy. But another alternative could be just dry skin. Diabetics tend to lose moisture and get extremely dry skin, especially the palms, heels and soles of the feet. Try some lotion or body butter before you freak out. But take MAYS comments seriously.

MAYS 2010-03-19 16:52:21 -0500 Report

Diabetic Neuropathy takes years to develope to the point in which we get and feel the numbness and tingling sensations, also it can take just as long to try and undo as much of the damage that has been done, unless the nerve (s) involved are severely damaged or actually dead, you do have some hope in repairing the functionality in them with continued proper glucose management.
Aside from the tingling and numbing sensations that you are experiencing, the major reason for concern is the damage that is being done throughout your entire body to both your internal organs and your muscles, most notably your heart, liver and kidneys, which cannot function properly without the constant stimulation that they require.


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MAYS 2010-03-19 16:40:33 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

The problem of itching on the palm of your hands and the soles of your feet is known as Neuropathy (Diabetic Neuropathy), this happens as a result of excess glucose building up in your bloodstream.
Take it very seriously, you can view videos and other information pertaining to neuropathy by clicking on these links :