Re: Diabetes with itchy skin
The itchiness in diabetics is usually not due to allergies but, rather, to excessively dry skin.
Simply slathering on a good body cream after every shower can go a long way to relieving the condition. I've used DiabetiDerm, which is available (without prescription) at most drugstores at the pharmacy...it isn't with the regular skin lotions...and sometimes they have to order it. But pretty much any good cream/lotion will do if you use it consistently. When you bathe, just pat yourself dry and immediately use the lotion or cream. Even the scented ones, like those you get at Bath & Body Works, work well if you use them every day.
You'll probably find that the problem gets much worse in the winter and abates somewhat in the summer, when there's more humidity in the air.