One year ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. I'm on Lantis. With lots of education, I'm now in control of my disease. Except for one side effect that is driving me crazy! My skin is sticky. My Dr. says it's common, but no one I've met with diabetes has this hideous side effect. I don't know what kind of soap/shampoo to use to keep a waxy kinda film from building up. Been through baby shampoo, dove soap, dish soap and this does help. Excercising is a nightmare because when I heat up and start to sweat, my pores are blocked in alot of places so I don't sweat everywhere and it's so hard to cool down. I dread warm weather because my internal temp goes into "hell" mode and I get sick. My Dr. said that losing weight and getting my diabetes controled would solve the problem (high sugar apparently makes sticky blood, sweat and tears!), but despite a ten pound weight loss (10 more to go) and only slightly elevated BS (100-140), the stickiness is only a little better. So okay, I'll lose the next 10 lbs. and stick to my management program, but how do I deal with this problem now? I feel miserable. If anyone reading this can relate (I hope not because you suffer this cause it *****), please respond. Thanks alot.