The Link Between Diabetes and Urinary Incontinence

People with diabetes often have problems controlling their bladder and bowel. They may experience accidental leakage, frequent urination, and sudden urges to urinate. How does diabetes cause incontinence?

Obesity

Diabetics who experience incontinence may also be obese or overweight. The extra weight puts pressure onto the bladder, which can weaken the muscles of the pelvic floor that control bladder function. Whenever the individual does something physical, like lift weights or sneeze, urinary leakage may occur due to the increased pressure. This is called stress incontinence. Continue reading

Three New Incontinence Products at National Incontinence

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added three new items to our inventory of incontinence products.

The first product is the Wellness Brief, a high quality disposable diaper that was inspired by NASA technology. This incontinence brief features three layers that work to pull moisture away from the skin and keep contents from leaking out. The brief has leg gathers, four tape tabs, and a wetness indicator for extra leakage protection. Continue reading

Best Ways to Prevent a Leaky Diaper

Your adult diaper is supposed to provide you protection and a sense of security wherever you go and whatever you’re doing. But sometimes your diaper will leak, causing you to not only become embarrassed but sport the telltale urine spot before you get a chance to go home and change into fresh clothing. Fortunately there are some simple measures you can take to prevent your diaper from failing you:

  1. Change your brief in a timely manner. This is an obvious solution, but sometimes people wait too long to change before their diaper starts to leak. It’s best to change as soon as possible when you’ve released a lot of urine, as this will prevent diaper leaks and prevent any diaper rashes that may develop.
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Prostate Cancer Awareness during Movember

Movember 2013If you’re wondering why men have stopped shaving this month, it’s probably because they’re celebrating Movember, a 30-day charity campaign dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer.

Movember started back in 2003 in Australia. The founders were inspired to create a movement to fight male cancer and mental illness by growing mustaches, or a “mo”. These ‘Mo Bros’ are then encouraged to get friends, co-workers, and others to donate funds for more medical research. This movement is now a global event, with charities and fundraisers from all parts of the world, including the UK, Canada, Spain, and Ireland. The Movember campaign raised $147 million globally in 2012. Continue reading

Study: Anticholinergics versus Botox for Urge Incontinence

The costs of anticholinergics are similar to the costs of Botox when used as a treatment for urge incontinence for six months, according to results from a randomized trial led by Dr. Anthony G. Visco from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Duke University Medical Center.

The Anticholinergic versus Botulinum Toxin Comparison (ABC) study was published online in The New England Journal of Medicine. The results were presented at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) 34th Annual Scientific Meeting. Continue reading