A scientifically and clinically validated skin care product in U.S.A., Olivamine, is now available in the Philippines. It is a specialized formula that addresses skin related conditions for people with diabetes. Diabetics suffer from nerve damage and poor circulation that slows tissue healing, they are highly prone in developing dry and itchy skin which can lead to further complications if left untreated e.g. developing skin tear, skin ulceration, venous insufficiency or venous stasis, skin infection and in worse scenario, amputation.
Diabetic foot ulcer is a common complication affecting 15% of people with diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers are associated with decreased mobility, and qualitative studies support clinical observations of their negative psychological and social effect, including increased family tensions, reduced social activities, limited employment and financial hardship.
Diabetic neuropathy is common in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and is a risk factor for amputation. It causes more than 60% of the foot ulcers in diabetic patients. It is characterized by numbness thus diabetic patients may injure or damage their feet without them noticing. This would then gradually worsen and lead to ulcerations.
Diabetes is also seriously associated to venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes result when the body cannot produce enough insulin on its own, which in turn affects the amount of glucose that is present within the blood. When there is an excess of glucose within the blood, it can greatly weaken vein walls and cause severe damage to them over time. Venous ulcers are the most common form of leg ulcers, accounting for almost 80% of all lower extremity ulcerations. Approximately one third of patients with chronic venous insufficiency will develop venous ulceration before the age of 40 years.
For people with diabetes, it is of utmost importance to be aware of potentially serious skin complications related to the disease. In most cases, skin problems in diabetes can be managed with early diagnosis and treatment. With Olivamine®, medical professionals and patients are guaranteed with safe and effective treatment for the prevention of ulcerations. Good leg and foot care may help prevent wounds or ulcers from becoming problematic.
Commonly used topical creams and gels in the market have large molecules like aloe vera, silicones, petroleum which only work at the skin surface level and do not have direct action on the cells to improve healing.
Olivamine® restores cells back to a healthy state while reducing healing time by 50% in compromised skin conditions. Its unique ingredients keep the skin hydrated, and provide penetrating nutrition to the epidermis, which is especially important when vascular flow is poor or compromised, as with diabetic conditions. Olivamine® was proven to have 8-15x more antioxidant activity than the most antioxidant rich fruits & vegetables. Favorable changes in skin hydration, texture and viability will be noticed with twice daily regular use.
Olivamine® is marketed by Isopharma in the Philippines and can be purchased from select branches of Mercury Drug and MedExpress.