GlucoRx to showcase clinically formulated foam cream for diabetic foot
Education and practical skills training on foot and wound care for people with diabetes will, once again, be a major focus of DPC2018.
Diabetes can have a devastating impact on foot and lower limb health: the risk of lower limb amputation is more than 20 times higher for people with diabetes than those without the condition, with around 7,000 leg, foot or toe amputations carried out every year in England.
Yet amputations are preventable, say experts, with improved awareness among patients of the risks of foot ulcers and faster access to multidisciplinary specialist foot care teams.
Key to this, says #DPC2018 gold sponsor and exhibitor GlucoRx, is increasing awareness among healthcare professionals and people with diabetes of the optimum products for treating dry skin on feet, to help prevent skin breakdown and foot ulcers.
GlucoRx’s Allpresan is the UK’s only clinically formulated and medically approved foam cream for diabetic foot. It can also be used up to the wound edge, under a dressing/cast and in between the toes, and adhesive plasters stick to skin after application.
Tim Dowdall, Healthcare Partnership Manager, GlucoRx will demonstrate Allpresan at his #DPC2018 Product Platform session, ‘Prevention of DFUs: GlucoRx Allpresan – an ideal moisturiser for people with diabetes, in the DPC Foot & Wound Clinic on Thursday, 11.45-12.00.
“A healthy skin barrier is crucial to protect against mechanical, microbial and chemical damage,” he says. “If skin is abnormally dry, fissures can develop, the skin loses its elasticity, flexibility and ability to withstand trauma, resulting in skin breakdown and subsequent infection.”
Attend the session to see for yourself how easy to apply Allpresan is, as well as being easily absorbed and non-sticky or greasy.
Also visit GlucoRx, a leading supplier of quality, cost-effective diabetes management solutions, on stand G7, to find out more about its full range of products – including innovative Nexus and HCT glucometers, and FinePoint, the UK’s most prescribed Insulin pen needle.
A full programme of workshops to help healthcare professionals support their patients in looking after their feet and lower limbs will also run across the two days of DPC2018 at the DPC Foot & Wound Clinic. Graham Bowen, Podiatry Clinical Service Manager, Solent NHS Trust, will again run the Foot & Wound Clinic along with a highly experienced team of foot care specialists, including: Fatima Cassim, Solent NHS Trust; Christian Pankhurst, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and King’s College Hospital; and Pradeep Solanki, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
For more information on GlucoRx Allpresan, see this video.