Are itchy eyes a symptom of high blood sugar levels in the body?
Hello, I am 48 years old female. If you have itchy eyes, does it mean that you have a high blood sugar level in your body? For the last three days, I am having irritation in my eyes. I am currently using eye drops prescribed by my doctor. I am worried Are itchy eyes a symptom of high blood sugar levels in the body?
@ruchiii Hello, Yes diabetes can cause areas of localized itching. itching can result from damaged nerve fibers in the outer layers of skin. the cause of diabetes-related itching is diabetic polyneuropathy. Diabetes develops when high blood glucose levels cause damage to nerve fibers, particularly those in the feet and hands. Sometimes, persistent itchiness might indicate that a person with diabetes is at risk of nerve damage due to increased cytokine levels. Many people also experience itching as a symptom after neuropathy develops. Please get tested for diabetes. Thank You.