“New evidence shows that one in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes sometime during their lifetime.” Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH Director CDC and Administrator, ATSDR
The CDC recognizes Diabetes as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States resulting in more than 200,000 deaths annually. The diagnosis rate for American adults has increased by 61% since 1991 and is expected to more than double by 2050. With over 18 million afflicted and millions more undiagnosed, Diabetes is costing the nation $132 billion per year with $92 billion going to direct medical costs and the remaining $40 billion attributed to lost productivity costs.
Effectively addressing the needs of diabetic wound care and hand hygiene are paramount to minimizing risk factors. The AQtiv PURE antimicrobial skin care line is hypoallergenic, “no sting – no burn.” It is designed to address the needs and flexibility required to successfully manage wound care, problem skin, and hand hygiene needs.
On the go skin sanitation and first aid:
Frequent cleansing of hands is important to minimize risk of infection or illness. Keeping a personal size, AQtiv PURE alcohol free Hand & Body Sanitizer Gel or Spray (click on product and takes you to product page) in your purse or pocket, at home, at the office, and in the car, you are always prepared to sanitize your hands throughout the day. You are also prepared for any unexpected accident that causes minor cuts, scrapes, or burns as the AQtiv PURE Hand & Body Sanitizer gel or spray kills disease causing germs on contact. It effectively helps soothe, seal, and accelerate healing.
Home cleansing of problem skin and wounds:
Whether you are trying to improve problem skin or you need to keep a wound clean, wash with our broad spectrum, AQtiv PURE Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser. Gentle on skin with repeated use, it cleans and sanitizes skin from head to toe. This gentle “no sting – no burn” cleanser will be a favorite in your house hold.
Maintaining healthy skin:
After you rinse off the skin cleanser and pat dry your skin, follow up with the AQtiv PURE Skin Healing Lotion. It effectively soothes and relieves discomfort associated with Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, and diabetic wounds. By applying the Skin Healing Lotion 2-3 times per day, it effectively helps to prevent infection and soothe, seal, and accelerate healing of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. Daily reapplication of the Skin Healing Lotion helps your skin to maintain moisture and suppleness while sealing out the germs. This one-two punch accelerates the closure of your wound, reduces inflammation and helps minimize any potential scaring.
Specialty Conditions Scalp & Nails:
As diabetics have a compromised immune system, it is common to have other problem skin related to the scalp and areas surrounding the nail plates of toes and fingernails. AQtiv PURE Antimicrobial Scalp Treatment’s innovative formula is the first water soluble product of its kind to bring gentle and soothing relief with virtually no odor. It contains no Coal Tar or Salicylates, and no petrolatum or mineral oil which reduces the risk of clogged pores or follicles. It effectively soothes and relieves dry, itchy, flaky, bumpy, inflamed scalp associated with dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis to help restore a healthier scalp. The quick drying gel is applied after washing and towel drying hair as a leave-on scalp conditioner. AQtiv PURE Antimicrobial Scalp Treatment is non-greasy and does not weigh down hair so it can be applied throughout the day for specific spot treatments without affecting your hair style.
AQtiv PURE Antimicrobial Nail Solution treats microbial infections affecting finger or toe areas, cuticles, and under the free edge. Kills fungus, bacteria, and other germs on contact. It can safely be applied to polish and acrylics as it penetrates to the source of the infection. It relieves the burning, itching, swelling, and irritation associated with infection and encourages healthier skin with regular use. Apply it 2-3 times daily around the entire nail, cuticle, under free edge, and on adjacent infected areas.
http://www.washup.org - American Society for Microbiology hand washing campaign
http://www.fightbac.org - Partnership for Food Safety Education