Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. The reason for this is that the pancreas is not producing enough insulin or the cells do not respond to the insulin produced. There are 2 types of DM, Type 1 DM (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) and Type 2 DM (Insulin Independent Diabetes Mellitus). Both type of diabetes requires regular insulin injection to regulate glucose content in the blood and prevent viscosity. This regular injection causes trauma on the patient’s skin. It causes bruises and redness on the skin. On some cases it also causes hematoma.
There are several cases of skin trauma caused by injection to patients. Aside from the pain it also causes marks and discomfort on the part of the patient. They have no choice but to bear the pain for their health’s sake. It is very important for this parenteral medication to be given regularly. Now there are products out in the market used by patients taking diabetes injection shots regularly. They use Lidocaine cream which is also known as numbing cream. Lidocaine creams are being used to block the nerve endings on the skin of the patient and in return stopping it from sending pain signals to the brain. It numbs the area that needs to the injection shot with. It is only applied on the injection site (usually on the abdomen and deltoid area). It is given subcutaneously.
Lidocaine cream is a big help for the patients undergoing insulin shots daily because they don’t need to bear the pain anymore. It prevents skin trauma and marks (bruises and hematoma) from happening. This numbing cream is a very useful medication especially because it is only applied topically that makes it easier to use. Most patients prefer this kind of medication to be used not only for their insulin shots but also for blood extraction which is also a painful procedure done for their diagnostic procedures.