Dry and itchy skin (pruritus) is a symptom of type 2 diabetes. Living in the winters of the Midwest, I never considered it a symptom, I thought it was cold weather-induced.
Dry skin seemed to be more of a nuisance than anything else. I can’t say it enough; our body gives us signs and warnings when there is an issue. Too many of us ignore these signs or do not extensively pursue to determine the root cause, I know I missed the mark on that.