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Can diabetes cause my back to itch?

For people with diabetes, having too much glucose (sugar) in their blood for a long time can cause serious complications, including skin problems! In fact, as many as a third of people with diabetes will have a skin condition related to their disease at some time in their lives! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. In Reply:

    It may also result from a disc problem in your back or scar tissue. Diabetes, lack of vitamin B12, infections, diseases and poisoning can also cause nerve damage . The stimuli that cause you to itch can come from the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, or from Why Does My Wound Itch? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_6026934_can-nerve-damage-cause-itchiness_.html

  2. Tamera Reply:

    Apr 18, 2011 But when I first got my insulin pump, I discovered what many of my Itching: Itching can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor blood flow. It occurs most often on the back of hand, feet, arms, legs, and rear end.

  3. Corinna Reply:

    Sometimes that can be from thesoapyour using if your using soap. Like the soap could be to dry on the skin More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_causes_severe_itching_on_the_upper_back_and_arms_after_or_during_baths

  4. Renee Reply:

    tongue swelling and itchy ears could be a sign of an allergic reaction. usually when i get them my ears run as well. just take some benadryl and talk to your doctor about getting on allergy medication. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Inflamed_taste_bud_on_the_back_of_tongue

  5. Spring Reply:

    Fleas, try some sulfodene on the area. just a little More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_causing_your_dogs_severe_itching_on_lower_back_at_tail

  6. Valeria Reply:

    My dad is 84 yrs old itch severely – any idea what will stop and has diabetes. His upper back and arms itch? His doc prescribed prednizone, but that raises his sugar level. W

  7. Lavonda Reply:

    possibleprobably just set it offthis is one of the reasons i dont give shots to dogs

  8. Callie Reply:

    Scabies Questions including "Can diabetes make a dog itch" and "How long are scabies Scabies is a contagious skin infection caused by a tiny and commonly not . How come my cat keeps itching on back of her neck and now its scabbed

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