Nobody likes having a nasty cough. But for people with diabetes, treating a cough can be especially tricky, as many over-the-counter cough products contain sugar, which can raise blood sugar levels. Diabetics can explore the sugar-free cough products below. Also see diabetic multivitamins. Not a diabetic patient? Check out cough suppressants and homeopathic cough products.
People with diabetes are vulnerable to foot problems, since the disease can restrict blood flow to the feet and damage nerves. That's why diabetics are advised to take extremely good care of their feet. Along with examining their feet daily and keeping them protected and dry, diabetics can also add creams that promote foot health to their regimen. Also see diabetic multivitamins.
People with diabetes often have high blood sugar levels, which over time may lead to nerve damage called neuropathy. The products below are applied directly to the skin to help temporarily relieve the pain associated with nerve damage. Also see diabetic foot creams and diabetic multivitamins. For other types of pain, check out topical analgesics.
For people with diabetes, a blood sugar level that is too low—called hypoglycemia—can spell fatigue and possibly unconsciousness. Oral glucose products, like those listed below, help increase blood sugar to appropriate levels. Other over-the-counter products made specifically for diabetics include diabetic multivitamins, diabetic foot cream, and diabetic cough products. Diabetics with nerve damage should check out neuropathy products.