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Itchy thumb
  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Itchy thumb

    For the past couple of days, the tip of my right thumb has been insanely
    itchy. And I do mean insanely! At times I feel like I am being driven mad,
    the itching is so bad! A couple of finger tips on the same hand have also
    been sporadically itchy, but it's mainly the thumb.

    The skin has looked normal. No redness, swelling, flaky skin, etc. But all
    the scratching I've been doing has finally begun to thicken the skin a bit.
    I finally put some cortisone cream on it in the hopes of relief.

    And I will say that I do have a number of known skin conditions that crop up
    every now and then. But this doesn't seem to be any one of them.

    I have looked on the Internet and found several references that say an itchy
    thumb means diabetes! Oddly, for the last couple of days my BG has ranged
    anywhere from hypo to almost 160, with most of my numbers being in range.
    Range for me is 90 to 130.

    Has anyone else ever had this happen? If so, what did you do? I am
    desperate for relief.



  2. #2
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Itchy thumb

    Do I remember seeing your bg's are coming down since you dropped lumch? If
    so, a lot of sensory things can raise their heads when bg's become more
    normal.

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > For the past couple of days, the tip of my right thumb has been
    > insanely itchy. And I do mean insanely! At times I feel like I am
    > being driven mad, the itching is so bad! A couple of finger tips on
    > the same hand have also been sporadically itchy, but it's mainly the
    > thumb.
    > The skin has looked normal. No redness, swelling, flaky skin, etc. But
    > all the scratching I've been doing has finally begun to thicken
    > the skin a bit. I finally put some cortisone cream on it in the hopes
    > of relief.
    > And I will say that I do have a number of known skin conditions that
    > crop up every now and then. But this doesn't seem to be any one of
    > them.
    > I have looked on the Internet and found several references that say
    > an itchy thumb means diabetes! Oddly, for the last couple of days my
    > BG has ranged anywhere from hypo to almost 160, with most of my
    > numbers being in range. Range for me is 90 to 130.
    >
    > Has anyone else ever had this happen? If so, what did you do? I am
    > desperate for relief.




  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Itchy thumb


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Do I remember seeing your bg's are coming down since you dropped lumch?
    > If so, a lot of sensory things can raise their heads when bg's become more
    > normal.


    Yes. However my mom says she is having the same problem. And judging by
    how she has been eating, I doubt her BG would be coming down!



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