Diabetic feet are different because of the possibility that they have developed diabetic neuropathy, which leads to less effective sweat glands. It is known that neuropathic diabetics are eleven times more at risk of ulceration if callused skin is present on the foot. Ulcers are serious and difficult to treat. Dermatonics heel balm has been specifically designed to address calloused skin with visible results in just 24 hours and ongoing treatment of a once-a-day application. As many as 99% of those on a trial found all dry skin was removed after 8 days, while 9 out of 10 people love the smell!
The new NICE Guidance NG19 says that every diabetic with callused skin on a foot is entitled to a free prescription to treat the skin as callused skin is listed by NG19 as a risk factor for ulceration, so GPs can prescribe a cream indicated to remove callus. In many cases this will only happen if the patients are sufficiently ‘in the know’ to ask for it. See more about diabetic footcare and sign up for a free sample at www.dermatonics.co.uk
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