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Is itching feet and ankles a sign of diabetes?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible, but rare

Peripheral diabetic neuropathy, often starting on the feet, can have itching sensation but more often with burning/tingling/pain rather than itching.
Often dry skin, eczema (dishydrosis), fungal infections are causes of itching on feet areas. I suggest consulting doc for an examination and test for diabetes, if needed. Good luck.

In brief: Possible, but rare

Peripheral diabetic neuropathy, often starting on the feet, can have itching sensation but more often with burning/tingling/pain rather than itching.
Often dry skin, eczema (dishydrosis), fungal infections are causes of itching on feet areas. I suggest consulting doc for an examination and test for diabetes, if needed. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Need sugar check; see podiatrist fasting, must be <100, 2 hours after eating<140.
If higher can be pre-diabetes or diabetes another commonly unrecognized symptom is very dry skin on soles of feet.

In brief: Maybe

Need sugar check; see podiatrist fasting, must be <100, 2 hours after eating<140.
If higher can be pre-diabetes or diabetes another commonly unrecognized symptom is very dry skin on soles of feet.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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