Dermal Therapy Diabalm has been specifically formulated to create a protective barrier on dry and cracked feet associated with Diabetic Anhidrosis. It contains 25% urea in a highly concentrated moisturising and emollient base.

 

Facts about diabetes

  • 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes
  • Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated)
  • Total annual cost impact of diabetes in Australia estimated at $14.6 billion
  • There are more than 4,400 amputations every year in Australia as a result of diabetes.
  • In 2005, more than 1000 people with diabetes died as a direct result of foot ulcers and lower limb wounds – around 8% of all diabetes related deaths.
  • Every year there are 10,000 hospital admissions in Australia for diabetes-related foot ulcers in Australia – many of these end with people having a limb, or part of a limb, amputated. 
  • Experts estimate diabetic foot disease costs Australia around $875 million every single year.
  • Recent new research suggests investing in evidence-based care for Australians with diabetic foot ulcers could save around $2.7 billion over five years. That is around $9,000 per person aged under 75 and $12,000 per person aged over 75 (both over five years).

Data from Diabetes Australia (https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/diabetes-in-australia)

 

RRP $12.95 AUD

Apply 2-3 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Richly formulated so a little goes a long way.

Aqua, Urea, Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Paraffin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PEG-20 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract, Sodium PCA, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycolic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Arginine, Fragrance

Research

Methodology

In a double blind comparative trial, subjects with evidence of bilateral anhydrosis applied a 10% Urea cream to the left foot and a 25% Urea cream (Dermal Therapy Diabalm) to the right foot, twice daily.

Results

Results indicated  that there was a significant difference between both feet. The right foot showed increased skin hydration levels after using the 25% urea cream (Dermal Therapy Diabalm) in comparison to the left foot with 10% Urea cream.

Note: This study was conducted on patients attending the Diabetes Centre and Department of Podiatry, Southern General Hospital Glasgow, Scotland.