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14 Jul 2005

Diabetic type 2
Since I was diagnosed as a diabetic type 2 person, my hands and feet's skin became extremely dry. I am not sure if it is "ekseem" but it seems if there is nothing on the market that can help. I have already tried a lot of creams and spend a lot of money, and I am realy ashamed of my hands and feet. Is there any help?
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01 Jan 0001

First things first, Make sure your diabetes is under control, by this I mean check your sugar levels daily, take your medication, eat correctly and lose weight if you are overweight, exercise, and stop smoking if you are a smoker.
Now that is out the way, it may well be eczema, but there are a lot of other conditions, the fact it is your HANDS AND FEET, makes me think of a condition called keratoderma plantaris et palmaris (thick skin on the soles and palms), it could be a decrease in circulation that is causing it.
Please go to a podiatrist South African Podiatry assn 0861 100 249, ask the secretary who takes your call for a podiatrist who has an interest in diabetes
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