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Those living with diabetes must always be concerned with skin integrity and overall skin health. This is especially true when discussing the environment that is created with incontinence products such as pads, briefs and incontinence liners. These tools and convenience items that are meant to protect skin from moisture and bacteria can quickly turn into a breeding ground for dangerous microorganisms when left for long periods of time.
Skin Dangers for Diabetics
The result can be devastating, particularly for those who have diabetes and an already-compromised immune system. Maceration, or waterlogging, can add to the fragility of a diabetic's skin and increase the risk of injury. Incontinence dermatitis, otherwise known as perineal dermatitis or diaper rash, leads to the breakdown of skin from overexposure to the chemicals in urine and feces. Bacterial infections are also a danger, especially in people who have dry skin that may have existing cracks and/or fissures present. The exposure to caustic agents, e.g. the ammonia in urine, can affect the pH of the skin and cause irritation. Additionally, the warm, moist environment of an improperly used incontinence pad, diaper or brief can develop pathogenic fungi that could be downright dangerous.
The Importance of Incontinence Hygiene
Total Diabetes Supply knows how important incontinence hygiene is for overall health, which is why we offer a wide range of incontinence cleansing and hygienic washcloths and wipes. Our everyday low prices make it easy for you to stock up on these essentials, always having them on hand as needed. These washcloths and wipes are portable, discreet and easy to take on the go since they quickly slip into a pocket, backpack or purse. Choose from wet or dry wipes depending on your preference.
These incontinence cleaning and hygienic washcloths and wipes are ideal for even the most sensitive skin. If odor is still an issue after using these specialized clothes, Total Diabetes Supply also offers odor elimination products to help you be confident and healthy.
The Best Brands for Confidence
Choose your favorite size and consistency for maximum convenience. We carry such brands like Attends, Dynarex, Prevail, ReliaMed and First Quality. Purchase with confidence — we offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Questions? Give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.