Best Ways to Manage Light Bladder Leakage

Do you leak urine while you cough or sneeze? You could be experiencing light bladder leakage, which affects one in three women. However, that’s no reason to let little leaks stop you from doing the things you love. Here are three ways to help you manage light bladder leakage:

  1. Stay dry and protected with incontinence pads. Continue reading

25th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day 2013

ADA Alert Day

Today is the 25th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a day where the American public is encouraged to take the Diabetes Risk Test to determine if they’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Dubbed as a “silent killer,” type 2 diabetes often causes no symptoms. In fact, out of the 26 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, nearly seven million of them are unaware that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). An additional whopping 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, putting them at a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Top Caregiver Tips for Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here, and as a caregiver, this means helping to clean your loved one’s living environment and making it more sanitary and organized. Along with the usual scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping, here are some additional ways you can help your loved one prepare for the new season:

  • Clear the air with deodorizers that actually eliminate odors, not simply mask them. Open windows to bring in some fresh spring air into the home. Make sure to launder bedding and clothing as soon as soiling occurs. For increased odor protection, an adult diaper pail, such as the Akord Disposal System, not only helps control odors, but also provides an easy, discreet, and hygienic way to dispose of used incontinence supplies.
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5 Do’s and Don’ts for Incontinence Treatment

Check out these simple tips on how to manage incontinence while living a full life:

  1. Don’t: Choose your incontinence supplies based on cost.
    Why: The cost of laundry, booster pads, and embarrassment outweigh the additional cost of getting the right product that works.
  2. Do: Try different products to find the best solution for your needs. Many less well known incontinence products have greater absorbencies at lower costs. You may also want a different product for day and night for best results. Continue reading