Itching in legs

My father is diabetic and experiencing severe itching in legs and it's scaly. Are these symptoms related to diabetes? How to knwo for sure?
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Dr. Raja Selvarajan
11 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Diabetologist

INR 450 for 24 hrs

Certainly it could be related to Diabetes, as a component of Autonomic neuropathy , which could result in lack of blood circulation to the skin of the lower extremities , resulting in dryness of the skin, which could cause scaling and consistent itching of the affected areas. Either the way , it would be sensible to visit to your physician to have a physical examination of the affected areas to rule out other possible causes of Itching of the legs .
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