Skin conditions & diabetes. Did you notice any changes in your skin after diagnosis?

ImageThis was my wrist a few days ago.  

I like to play a little game with myself when I’m in uncomfortable situations. There’s no real system to it. I barter in my own head about situations I’d rather not be in.


I would eat 15 anchovies if it would get me to the front of this line.  

I’m so hungry I would pay $100 for an apple. 

Yesterday I found myself saying, “I will do ANYTHING to make this itching stop!”

About a month ago I started to get red bumps on the inside of my wrists. The strange thing about it is that after being itchy for 15-30 minutes, it would go away. The skin irritation would come and go but a few days ago, it began to spread all over my body. 

I went to see my GP and he said that it’s most likely not an allergic reaction to say, my MedicAlert bracelet or the material of my clothing or the bumps would be there all the time. I did some blood tests and am now awaiting the results. 

My doctor says with certainty that it’s hives and that it might be a side effect of some oral medication I’m taking. We won’t know until the blood results come in. 

In the meantime, I want to take a fork and go to town on my skin. He suggested taking allergy medication and I think tonight I’m going to take it because I’m getting very very uncomfortable. When the hives flare up, it’s really bad news bears. 

Have you noticed any changes in your skin after your diabetes diagnosis? 

Trying not to scratch,