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Dry Skin from Diabetes? Your Pharmacist Can Help!

Pharmacists play a crucial role in the overall health and well being of patients. Not only are they informed on treatment options, possible side effects and drug interactions, they also have to relay that information to patients both accurately and empathetically. According to the American Diabetes Association, about one third of people with diabetes will develop a skin problem. High levels of glucose can cause the body to lose fluids, which can lead to dry skin, particularly on the legs, feet and hands. In addition, nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy) can lead to undetected irritations that could result in serious infections. For hands, frequent glucose monitoring and hand washing can also leave hands and fingertips split and irritated. Pharmacists are an important resource for people living with diabetes, as this condition requires a proper skincare regimen to protect the skin barrier and keep skin healthy and protected. Some pharmacists are also Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and are the first point of contact for people living with Diabetes. They can provide information on various medications, blood glucose testing, treatment of both hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar,) recommendations for proper nutrition and physical activity and advice on how to keep skin all over the body well moisturized and healthy. Skinfix’s new Diabetic skincare collection is formulated for people living with diabetes to help soothe, heal and protect dry, irritated skin. This therapeutic regimen includes our Moisturizing Body Wash and Daily Relief Lotion which help keep skin all over the body hydrated and healthy. The Healing Foot & Leg Balm and Hand Relief Cream moisturize dry, cracked skin and are clinically proven to increase hydration and help soothe irritated, dry cracked skin. Our entire collection is dermatologist and podiatrist recommended and free of fragrance, urea, parabens and phthalates. It is available at all major retailers in Canada, at Rite Aid in the US and on Visit your pharmacist for more information on how to treat and manage diabetes and how to keep your skin moisturized and healthy.

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