Diabetic skin is more sensitive, very dry and cracked. Even minor injuries can cause serious complications, in extreme cases for amputation of limbs.
Diabetic skin is more sensitive, very dry and cracked.
At the same time, it is far more susceptible to skin diseases (yeast, mold,
bacteria) from the skin of healthy people. Even more severe wounds. S why
need to treat the skin regularly and thoroughly as well as possible diseases
skin to start as soon as possible. Experts from Dr. Max recommend to
care to observe some basic rules.
Good skin care
- It is recommended to use it pH neutral soap, Which one
the skin does not irritate and does not dry out.
- Give priority take a shower before showering.
- After washing, the skin is always important Watch Out
dried. Increased attention must be paid specifically
skin fold area.
- on finished skin and other treatments for him
there are cosmetics specifically for diabetics. That's the right choice
possible to consult at a pharmacy.
- If an injury occurs, it is necessary to wash clean wounds
water and overlay with sterile non-stick dressings.
- To disinfect wounds not using the formulation right
containing iodine, peroxide or alcohol – can irritate the skin.
The manifestation of "diabetic foot" is the most common complication
diabetes. In 75% of cases, they can be avoided.
- If it happens skin discoloration, peeling, formation
clogger or crack, it is necessary to visit without delay
Proper foot care
- Feet must be thoroughly examined every day, washed thoroughly
and dry. Increased attention must be paid to the area
between your fingers.
- Feet must also be treated fatty or
moisturizing cream. The most suitable is to use cosmetics specifically for
- Hard skin removed with pumice and nails
always cut straight.
- It is not recommended to go barefoot because of that possibility
wounds by sharp objects.
- very Shoe protection is important.
Before each pumpkin, you need to check if there are no stones in the shoe,
shrinking liner or socks.
- The right choice of shoes is very important. He must be stiff
the only one, the soft pad and can't print anywhere. Ideal shoes without shoes
inner layer, breathing material with heels up to 2 cm.
Footwear specifically for diabetics is available at several pharmacies and
in medical equipment stores.
- It's always important to wear socks. And even if,
when it comes to opening shoes.
- Foot baths too hot are not recommended. too
caution is needed when using a variety of electrical equipment
heating pads. There is a high risk of possible burns.
- Steps must be seen every visit
Do you know that?
In Slovakia, an average of more than 22,000 new ones will be added each year
diabetics. At the end of last year, we registered more than in our country
350,000 patients with this disease are treated by a doctor.
Interesting or rather worrying is the discovery of International Diabetology
federation (International Diabetes Federation), which according to him is almost 25% of people
with diabetes in Slovakia did not know that he had this disease.
Prevention as an effective tool
An effective way to deal with the fact that ignorance will occur is unattractive
equating diabetes, is early diagnosis and prevention. This is also the subject
in the order of the third professional campaign aimed at this civilization
After successful campaigns in 2016 and 2017, they joined
almost 33,000 people came to pharmacy Dr. Max worked with
Slovak diabetic society with other educational campaigns.
Under named preventive action "Keep your sugar under
control ", Which one held from 12 to 16 November
2018, symbolically the week when we remember World Day
Diabetes (November 14), interested pharmacy
Dr.Max let it measure the size of glucose and the results follow
consult with pharmacy staff who are professionally trained.
"The measurement only takes a few minutes. The ideal is to enter in the morning
fasting, t. j. at least 8 hours after the last meal. If we determine the level
blood sugar during the day, it is recommended not to at least 2 hours before measurement.
We took a little blood from the finger and immediately reported the results, "
said Jana Varsova, specialist in the Dr.Max campaign.
A list of pharmacies where the week runs from November 12 to 16
expert campaigns related to specific measurement and counseling
on page www.drmax.sk/lekarne.