Diabetes Action Month

November 01, 2017 at 2:03 PM




Today is the beginning of Diabetes Action Month - a month-long campaign to raise awareness of diabetes in New Zealand. Almost a quarter of a million New Zealanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, while another 100,000 is estimated to have the disease without knowing it. A series of events will take place during November to coincide with World Diabetes Day on November 14th 2017. Visit www.diabetes.org.nz or www.facebook.com/diabetesnz for more information.



Foot Care for Diabetics

Did you know that foot care is very important for diabetics? High blood sugar levels over time can cause nerve damage and circulation problems which can cause or contribute to foot problems. Cracked feet, sores, ingrown toenails, and other problems can lead to infection if left unnoticed or untreated. Meanwhile, poor circulation makes healing an infection difficult and in severe cases, can lead to amputation. We have some foot care products that are particularly beneficial for diabetics:



Shear Comfort DiabPro Boots

Diabpro-b3_-_Copy.jpgThe Shear Comfort DiabPro Boots by Healthcare Innovations Australia are made from medical grade sheepskin and provide all-round protection and everyday comfort to the feet and ankles making them ideal for diabetic feet or otherwise delicate skin.


The sleek and slimline design is ideal for active users and is adjustable to accommodate swelling. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Shear Comfort products including the boots are machine washable, and guaranteed against deterioration for up to 50 washes. Available in 3 sizes. Click here for more information.


Ugly Ducks Moisturising Slippers

ud.JPGUgly Ducks Moisturising Slippers are disposable foam slippers filled with a natural moisturising cream made from the finest olive oils, bees wax, jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera oil, vitamins A, E and C and essential oils. These latex-free slippers work by keeping feet insulated so the moisturising cream can soak into feet to help relieve dry and cracked feet without the hassle.

Ugly Ducks Moisturising Slippers were originally designed by a registered nurse with diabetics and arthritis sufferers in mind; however, they are also ideal for those just wanting to maintain their health and beauty regime. Available in Small-Medium (Women’s and Men's 5-8) and Large (Women’s and Men’s 9-12). RRP$8.50

Special Offer: 10 packs for $20.00 ($85 value)



Ugly Ducks Moisturising Cream


Ugly Ducks Moisturising Cream is made from the finest olive oils, bees wax, jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera oil, vitamins A, E and C and essential oils. Use this natural cream on your face, feet, hands, elbows or knees to achieve soft and supple skin.


The cream is also recommended for use with Ugly Ducks Moisturising Slippers for an intensive moisturising treatment and to prolong the life of the slippers. 60ml RRP$12.00 and 120ml RRP$24.00.

Special Offer: Pay just $5.00 for the 60ml cream or $10.00 for the 120ml when purchased with slippers