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Itchy or dry skin

Itchy or dry skin
Itchy or dry skin

High sugar levels in the blood and hormone disruption (insulin resistance) are the leading causes of overly itchy or irritated skin in diabetic patients. In advanced stages, your skin may even start to darken around neck folds and armpits, a condition known as Acanthosis Nigricans.

The reason behind this: It can be due to excessive fluid loss through the kidneys or poor circulation of blood towards the skin. Insulin resistance may also play its role in darkening the skin.