6.11.15

A Serious Challenge Unfolds As 2 Companies Claim To Provide Diabetic Dry Skin Relief

Gold Bond

Yesterday I spent a considerable amount of time waiting for a “new” prescription for a spider bite, allowing plenty of time to stroll the aisles. Since the inception of the DDG, I’ve become hyperaware of the word diabetes or “diabeetus” for that matter so I decided to do some research on a few products marketed towards the diabetic audience.

I chose two, well respected companies to compare, Gold Bond and Eucerin. I will say with all honesty – I’ve never used either product, but plan to do so very soon.

Gold Bond

Ingredients: Water, glycerin, hydroxyethyl urea, dimethicone, jojoba esters, petrolatum, cetyl alcohol, distearyldimonium chloride, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, stearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, cetgearyl alochol, behentrimonium methosulfate, glyceryl stearate, methyl gluceth-20, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, bisabolol, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, polysorbate 60, retinyl palmitate, stearamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter extrtact, propylene glycol, steareth-21, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, diazolidinyl urea, panthenol, butylene glycol, methylparaben, EDTA, propylparaben, boswellia serrata gum, dipropylene glycol, potassium hydroxide (309-008).

I have NO idea what most of the ingredients actually are, but hopefully they restore moisture.

 

Eucerin

Ingredients: Water, Urea, Glycerin, Isopropyl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Glucoside, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Nylon-12, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Lactic Acid, Ceramide 3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Arginine HCL, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Chloride, Carnitine, Potassium Sorbate, Mannitol, Serine, Sucrose, Citrulline, Glycogen, Histidine HCL, Alanine, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCL.

I started to compare the ingredients, but quickly realized it would be a waste of time because there are multiple names for the same ingredient.

What was the purpose of this comparison – I want the facts! Both brands claim to provide Dry Skin Relief for diabetics. Is diabetic dry skin more intense the average person? Word on the street – dry skin sucks sucks for everyone, but according the American Diabetes Association – Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as 1/3 of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. Most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

Plan Of Action = I’m ordering both products today via Amazon, will do a one week comparison and report back in a few months on my results. I encourage you to do the same because as diabetics, we’re all very different and your input counts.

Feel free to share your input in the comment box below or on the DDG Facebook page.

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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