From Kentucky, USA:
My eight-year-old granddaughter complains of excessive dryness of the feet requiring frequent wetting. Her feet are also shiny and smooth. She wakes me at night crying her feet are dry and spitting in her hands and wiping them on her feet. She says they do not burn or tingle. I have Type 2 diabetes and as her other grandmother has Type 1. Could this be a symptom of diabetes?
This does not sound like any symptom of diabetes, but a skin sensitivity problem. I would have her seen by a pediatrician or take her to a dermatologist.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.