Dry skin is a common problem for people with diabetes. An estimated 80% of people with the condition may have skin problems resulting from high blood sugar levels reducing the skin’s ability to store moisture. Creams can often cause accumulation of moisture, so people with diabetes were previously advised not to use them between toes as this would increase the risk of infection. Allpresan’s BarrioExpert Foam Cream Technology from GlucoRx protects against infections and other problems by repairing and strengthening the damaged skin barrier.
The cream is absorbed rapidly without any greasy residue and is suitable for sensitive skin, being free from artificial fragrances, colourants or preservatives. To keep your feet healthy include developing a daily routine to wash and moisturise your feet often enough to keep them clean and fight cracks or dryness. Also wear the right socks and shoes, and never go barefoot. Get your feet checked every year to understand your risk score and learn how to look after your skin. Speak to your healthcare professional about this product or buy from www.lloydspharmacy.com
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