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Diabetes, Psoriasis, And Itchy Skin

We have these diseases that keep on giving. I have been having the worst itch ever. I am scratching holes in my skin.

I spoke to my healthcare team, but they can't pin down the itch. I was told to keep my psoriasis under control and my type 2 diabetes. I was given some cream that is not helping much.

Have you ever experienced anything like this before? If so, what paths have you taken? Any tips would be helpful.

We would love to hear from you.

  1. I had T2D, high blood pressure, chronic gout attacks and chronic eczema.

    All went away or into remission with a very low carb diet (ketogenic or under 20g carbs per day). and practicing intermittent fasting.

    Life is good being disease free but I have to maintain vigilance. One reason why I come to these forums.

    1. We are glad you found us, . It is people like you who make this such a supportive and welcoming place. Thanks for sharing what helps. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. When mine gets bad I put a lidocaine patch or gel on it. Just for some relief. I also find ointment instead of cream helps. Cover with t-shirt weight clothing when possible. I try to stick to all cotton clothing, socks and gloves. I wear cotton gloves all the time when I'm itchy. Coolish bath and a soft cloth rub down helps me too. My doctor is a "whatever works" kind of guy. Keep your A1-C down, low carb and lots of veggies. HYDRATE!!! Good Luck!

    1. Hello , What you said brought back memories. I remember over 30 years ago when my mom's skin was itching like crazy. She couldn't afford cotton gloves, so the doctor told her to put cotton socks on her hands. I guess these things do work.

      I loved a nice cool shower to calm my skin down. Your doctor has the right attitude. If it works - do it.

      What do you do to make your veggies taste good? I like veggies, but by the time I am done with them, they are no longer healthy. Thanks for sharing some great information.

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