Why is it so important to use a urea based cream?

Diabetic feet are more likely to become dry and callused

Urea is a keratolytic which removes dead skin cells

Urea is a humectant which helps to hydrate skin

Application of a urea based cream once a day is key, and also gives the patient the opportunity to inspect their feet.

Graham Bowen

Clinical Lead for Podiatry

Patients with diabetes prefer Flexitol2

94%

rated Flexitol as good or excellent

85%

said Flexitol was better than their usual footcare cream

97%

said they would continue to use Flexitol as part of their diabetes footcare management

* 2. Results from a 2018 diabetes.co.uk survey consisting of 225 people with diabetes testing Flexitol 25% Urea Heel Balm

Apply Flexitol once a day, every day

Flexitol 10% Urea Cream

Contains 10% Urea in a blend of emollients and skin conditioning agents to provide moisturisation and hydration.

Flexitol 25% Urea Heel Balm

A medically proven treatment for dry and cracked feet. It is a highly effective formulation containing 25% Urea.

References

1.  HSCIC Volume Data. GP Practice Prescribing Presentation-level Data. Volume of Sales May 2019.
2.  Results from a 2018 diabetes.co.uk survey consisting of 225 people with diabetes testing Flexitol 25% Urea Heel Balm.