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Diabetics?

What do you use on your feet, hands and body to get rid of severely dry skin?

I know they have specially formulated things just for diabetics but the stuff is expensive and I can't afford it right now so was wondering if there is anything else that can be used

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 11:36 AM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • My mom is diabetic. She uses a ped egg to keep the hard dry skin off her feet. I would suggest only washing your hands when you need to and other times use a moisturizing hand sanitizer. I'm not sure what kind of lotion she uses for everywhere else. I'll ask and add on later.
    bdflykisses

    Answer by bdflykisses at 11:39 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • thanks
    Christmaslver68

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 11:40 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I use Avon product and it is called Foot Works. It is amazing for dry feet and legs. It is fairly inexpensive too.
    tappy33music

    Answer by tappy33music at 11:40 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Eucerin and Cetaphil are the best ones I've found :o)
    qwietpleez

    Answer by qwietpleez at 11:43 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream. I had it for my baby, but I used it once in a pinch and realized it's much better than any other lotion in the world!!
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 11:46 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Do you have any lanolin in the house left over from breastfeeding days? It is super-thick and penetrating. Rub it into your heels before bedtime, and cover it with a sock, A few days of doing this will work eonders on cracked skin. ANd, yes, you can rub it into your knuckles and hands, too.

    Hand-wise, Crabtree and Evelyn have a Gradener's Hand Creme that is fantastic!

    Keep lots of bottle of Lubriderm Original in your house to use anywhere, anytime.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:17 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • buy a white sanding block from the drug store, after your bath or shower uses it in gentle round motions and then apply vaseline on your feet. if you have to walk around before they saok up the stuff wear socks
    mamak57

    Answer by mamak57 at 12:20 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I wasn't able to breastfeed so no I don't have any in the house
    Christmaslver68

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 12:28 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Pediegg is awesome & good old Vaseline
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I've used A&D ointment with the socks as well.
    sokkamum

    Answer by sokkamum at 9:28 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

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