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Who gets eczema on their fingers/hands?

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by DiabeticRuby10, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. DiabeticRuby10

    DiabeticRuby10 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey guys!
    I was just wondering if anyone else with Type 1 Diabetes gets eczema on their hands or fingers due to washing their hands often because blood glucose testing? I do and was wondering if anyone else goes through this.

    Also I'm looking for someone around 7-12 years old to talk to!!
     
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    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My GP prescribed a cream that could be used as a substitute for soap/ shower gel and as a lubricant. Sorry I can't remember the name but you could ask at your GP practice or maybe the local pharmacist could recommend something similar?
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had eczema on my hands before I was type one but what I did was slathered my hands with a prescribed very simple moisturiser and wore cotton gloves from the pharmacy on top and slept with them on, and I think it really helps x
     
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    Gabrielle_Tai Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, i do not have them on my hand (yet) but since i just diagnosis like 2 months ago i will make sure to monitor for it,
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I only wash my hands before testing when I have touched sugary things. Normally I just wipe away the first drop of blood and use the second. I retest if the outcome is much different from my expectations. This is exactly how my DN told me to do, and it works perfect for me. I hope your hands will get better!
     
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    Ruby26913 Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you for all your support I’m on a different account though because I lost my old one! Thank you!
     
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