Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness month? Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. There are another 86 million more have pre diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Those are scary statistics. Chances are you or someone you love has a form of diabetes. I hope you’ll take some time this month to discuss managing the effects of diabetes with them.
Tips for Managing the Effects of Diabetes
1| Practice Good Oral Hygiene* Brushing and flossing daily are important. As well as using products such as LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® Mouthwash. This is only leading mouthwash with an anti-tartar ingredient and new EVERFRESH™ Technology for a dentist clean feeling that lasts up to three times longer vs. brushing alone. Has the clinically proven plaque and germ-killing power of LISTERINE® Antiseptic.
2| Moisturize Your Skin* To prevent dry, itchy skin – which can open up and cause infection, use LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Fragrance-Free Lotion3| Treat Wounds Immediately* If you have a cut, give it the attention it deserves immediately. Using NEOSPORIN® Original Ointment and BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages will help to protect the wound from infection. Let your doctor know immediately if you’ve been injured.
For the month of November, Johnson & Johnson is focusing their HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program on helping manage the effects of this disease. They’re also offering up to $35 on select items at healthyessentials.com.
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— Emily Stephens (@naptimeismytime) November 20, 2014
* If you are diabetic, please talk with your doctor about good oral hygiene, wound treatment, and skin care practices. The suggestions in this post are guidelines and are not meant to be interpreted as medical advice. I am not a medical professional.