Why do Diabetics develop itching arms?
Diabetics are generally subject to fungal infections of the genital area and the mouth , specially if the blood sugar is not under control. The reasons are excess sugar in the urine and the difficulty in maintaining absolute dryness in the genital area. Do not apply any OTC (over the counter creams) but meet a doctor. He will assess your diabetic state and do what is needed
The Ankle-brachial index (ABI) tests the blood pressure difference between your arms and your legs. It is used to find out if you have peripheral vascular disease. This disease is characterised by plaques in the blood vessels of the arms and legs which impair blood flow to tissues downstream from the plaque. It is seen in smokers and diabetics.
Type I diabetes, sometimes called juvenile diabetes Brittle diabetics are a subgroup of Type I where patients have frequent and rapid swings of blood sugar levels (This can be an offensive term to type 1 diabetics because all type one diabetics have rapid swings, it's a daily part of life.) The more common form of diabetes, Type II Another form of diabetes called gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy and generally resolves after the baby…