Dry and itchy skin is a frequent challenge encountered by those with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association there are several steps that you can take to minimize this condition - for example:
Avoid very hot baths and showers
Keep skin clean and dry
Treat cuts right away
Bearback is honored that our products are enjoyed by countless members of the diabetes community. The Bearback Back & Body Scratcher feels wonderful on itchy skin, and is gentle and safe on sensitive skin - and the Bearback Lotion Applicator is an invaluable tool for applying lotion on your back and other hard to reach areas. We take the mission to help improve quality of life for those living with diabetes and other conditions seriously and are thrilled with the positive feedback we receive from customers. Check out these examples:
Just recently I was introduced to a very cool product “The Back & Body Scratcher” from Bearback. This is NOT your ordinary back scratcher! As a Type 2 diabetic that deals with dry skin, this product is just right for me. I find myself needing an occasional back scratch and my wife is not normally around at that time so this product comes in handy. The bristles are gentle and are meant to be used on bare skin but they won’t damage your skin. The cool thing about this product is that I can add attachments like the lotion roller, massage roller or the dry brush.
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I almost didn't order this due to so many disappointments with this type of device -- I am SO glad I finally did. It not only works -- it is pretty much saving my sanity. BACKGROUND: Diabetes causes very dry skin, and I am elderly -- dry skin is a given anyhow. My skin is also very fragile, very thin. Throw in fibromyalgia that any kind of harsh contact can set off -- and you get my situation. The dryness of my skin caused my back to itch till I thought I'd lose my mind. Dermatologists couldn't do anything to help. Their creams did nothing. I was cursed with a maddening itch that would start and then spread all over my back. I also suffer from bad arthritis, and I could not reach the places that itched. For over TWO DECADES, I have dealt with this. I would have some days that would be ok, but the rest -- just a horrible and maddening itch. Regular backscratchers did NOT work. They were brutal and hard and tore my skin. The bristles on this new type of backscratcher don't hurt me at all. They are gentle on my skin. And the itching stops in seconds with a good scratch -- it doesn't continue for days and days. I don't think anybody who hasn't had this experience can understand what a blessing this is. I'm so grateful to the maker of this and am telling everyone I've met who has a condition like I have.
FINALLY, something that works!