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Old 01-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Rash on hand, itchy legs...

I had gestational diabeties with both my daughters. My mom has type 2 and we believe my dad had type 2 also, but are not sure because he's passed on now and he never went to the doctors.

Anway, when I go for regular check ups and pay particular attention to my glucose tests. As of last April, I was fine. But since this summer I have developed a fungal thing under my breasts. When I sweat even a little, I get this terrible itchiness and fungal smell. I sometimes have to wash 2x's a day.

Then just since the beginning of this year I have had a rash come and go on my hand. It was really bad this weekend because I kept scratching it, then I put some Neosporin on it and it dissapeared quickly. Now it's back. What gives??? And I also have been getting really itchy spots on my legs too.

I am thinking this itchy skin could be all related to the winter/dry skin thing or could it be because I am becoming a diabetic.

My diet is very high is carbs, sugar, cheeses and cold cuts. I have food allergies (always have and they seem to be getting worse as I age, which leaves me with less and less to eat). I am very limited to what I can eat. Allergic to all fruits, some fresh vegtables, garlic, vinegar, nuts, wine....the list is endless. My eating habits are terrible but I am stuck in the corner with my options.

Anyone here have these symptoms of itchy skin and fungus and are diabetic? I will certainly be going for a visit to my doctor soon.

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Rash on hand, itchy legs...

Well, I've not had problems with fungus, but I've had problems with terribly itchy skin, which became infected from scratching.

I found a really good body lotion and use it daily, right after I get out of the shower. Whatever lotion you use should have a high urea content, as that is the only thing that can actually ADD moisture to your skin. Other ingredients can help your skin retain whatever moisture is there (including the urea), but they don't add moisture.

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Old 01-15-2010, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: Rash on hand, itchy legs...

My blood glucose fasting numbers were fine in March 09 and November 09 so that makes me a bit at ease.

 
Old 01-16-2010, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: Rash on hand, itchy legs...

I also had gestational diabetes with my pregnancy a couple of years ago. I kept in shape by walking, was very careful with my diet, monitored my numbers, lost the post pregnancy weight very quickly and my OBs were pretty sure my diabetes had gone away once I delivered my baby.

Nevertheless I insisted on seeing an endocrinologist to ensure I was out of the woods. I'm lucky that the endo did not just rely on a fasting blood glucose reading, b/c mine was also normal. Instead, he sent me for a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. And lo and behold I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes.

So, especially given your family history, I'd suggest asking your docs about a 3 hour glucose tolerance test to be absolutely certain that you do not have Type II. My doctor did not think a fasting blood glucose reading was an adequate way to screen for diabetes in my case especially since I also have a family history of diabetes.

 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:45 PM   #5
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Re: Rash on hand, itchy legs...

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I also had gestational diabetes with my pregnancy a couple of years ago. I kept in shape by walking, was very careful with my diet, monitored my numbers, lost the post pregnancy weight very quickly and my OBs were pretty sure my diabetes had gone away once I delivered my baby.

Nevertheless I insisted on seeing an endocrinologist to ensure I was out of the woods. I'm lucky that the endo did not just rely on a fasting blood glucose reading, b/c mine was also normal. Instead, he sent me for a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. And lo and behold I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes.

So, especially given your family history, I'd suggest asking your docs about a 3 hour glucose tolerance test to be absolutely certain that you do not have Type II. My doctor did not think a fasting blood glucose reading was an adequate way to screen for diabetes in my case especially since I also have a family history of diabetes.
You were smart to do so.

If they used an OGTT as a screening mechanism I think they would discover many more cases and many people who think they are 'pre-diabetic' would in fact be diagnosed as diabetic.

But a 2 or 3 hour test is too intrusive so they rely on fasting.

It's too bad, many people could catch it while something could still be done.

 
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