Diabetic skin is more sensitive, very dry and cracked. Even small injuries can lead to serious complications, in extreme cases limb amputation.
Diabetic skin is more sensitive, very dry and cracked.
At the same time, it is much more susceptible to skin diseases (yeasts, fungi,
bacterial) than the skin of a healthy person. Even wounds are heavier. That is why
regular and thorough care of the skin and possible diseases
skin to start as soon as possible. Experts from Dr.Max recommend you
try to follow a few basic rules.
Good skin care
- It is advisable to use it Soaps with a neutral pH, which
The skin does not irritate or dry out.
- Give priority in the shower before bathing.
- After washing, the skin is always important carefully
dried. In particular, more attention should be paid
areas of skin folds.
- on Skin leather and other concerns for her
there are special cosmetics for diabetics. It's the right choice
possible to consult in a pharmacy.
- If an injury occursit is necessary to clean the wound clean
water and overlay with non-stick sterile dressing.
- To heal wounds the use of preparations is not appropriate
containing iodine, peroxide or alcohol – can irritate the skin.
The symptoms of "diabetic foot" are the most common complications
diabetes. In 75% of cases, they can be avoided.
- If it occurs change of skin color, its exfoliation, formation
clogging or cracksit is necessary to visit immediately
Proper care of the legs
- The legs should be thoroughly examined every day, thoroughly washed
and dry. Greater attention should be paid to areas
between your fingers.
- The legs should also be treated fat or
moisturizing creams. The most appropriate is the use of special cosmetics
- Hard leather it is removed using pumice and nails
always cut straight.
- It is not advisable to walk barefoot because of possible
damage caused by sharp objects.
- very Shoe protection is important.
Before each gourd, you need to check if there are any stones in the shoe,
shrinked insole or sock.
- Choosing the right shoes is essential. It should be stiff
sole, soft pad and can not print anywhere. Perfect shoes without shoes
internal seams, breathable material with a heel of up to 2 cm.
Special footwear for diabetics is available in some pharmacies and
in stores with medical equipment.
- It is always important to wear socks. And even if
when it comes to open shoes.
- Too hot baths are not recommended. also
Be careful when using different electrical devices
heating pads. There is a high risk of burns.
- Steps should be reviewed every visit
Did you know about it
In Slovakia, an average of over 22,000 new will be added each year
diabetics. At the end of last year, we register more than in our country
350,000 patients with this disease under the care of doctors.
The discovery of International Diabetology is interesting or rather disturbing
Federation (International Diabetes Federation), according to which almost 25% of people
with diabetes in Slovakia does not know that he suffers from these diseases.
Prevention as an effective tool
An effective way of dealing with the unflattering fact of ignorance about occurrence
diabetes align, there is early diagnosis and prevention. This is also the topic
in the third professional campaign directed to this civilization
After successful campaigns in 2016 and 2017 they joined
almost 33,000 people come to the pharmacy Dr. Max in cooperation with
Slovak society diabetologiczne with another educational campaign.
As part of a preventive action called "Take care of sugar
control "which is will take place from 12 to 16 November
2018symbolically in the week in which we remember the World Day
Diabetes (November 14), interested pharmacy
Dr.Max let the measure of glucose measurement and results follow
consult a professionally trained pharmacy staff.
"The measurement takes only a few minutes, it's great to get in the morning
post, vol. j. at least 8 hours after the last meal. If we specify a level
Blood sugar during the day, it is advisable not to be at least 2 hours before measurement.
We take a small amount of blood from the finger and immediately inform about the result. "
said Jan Varsová, specialist in the campaign of Dr. Max.
A list of pharmacies in which the week runs from November 12 to 16
specialist campaign related to specialist measurement and consulting
on page www.drmax.sk/lekarne.