I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for 37 years. Here’s my history on this specific problem:
When I was young, and few years after being diagnosed with Type 1, I experienced extreme lower leg itching. Brought me to tears and fits of frustration. I’m a strong soul, so that’s saying a lot. We tried every remedy available at the time, but nothing helped much at all. My doctor finally gave an opinion that I was experiencing the early stages of nerve problems. I did find a few articles on this later in life stating that the itching will eventually go away. However, it goes away because the nerves affected have died. Not good.
I’m not sure if this is the correct diagnosis of the itching problem, but it does make sense. And 30 years ago, Type 1 was not controlled nearly as well as it is today. My itching finally did get much less, from what I believe was better control and keeping my A1C scores much lower. Hopefully it wasn’t due to nerve damage. I don’t see any other symptoms of nerve problems, so I keep my fingers crossed…
As I’ve become older though, the itching sometimes has returned. It’s become harder to control my diabetes as I age, so my A1C scores have been a bit higher than in the past. Not sure if that has anything to do with it though, but it does make sense that it might. Fortunately the itching is not quite as severe as it was in the past. Any itching is not very fun. Last night I woke with a slight itching to one of my forearms. A bit of Aveeno helped it go away, but as fast as I would have liked. Lost more than an hour of sleep, which stinks!
From all this, I can recommend any of the good creams recommended here and/or by your doctor, and highly recommend tight control.