Diabetes weakens your body’s immunity against infections. The high blood sugar levels in tissues allow bacteria to grow giving rise to infections. Skin is one of the aspects that diabetics need to care for to avoid infections. One of the most troublesome infections is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. This is a bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics and is often referred to as a super-bug by the medical community.
MRSA primarily spreads through contact. If you have an open wound like an open intravenous (IV) site that is used to insert tubes in the body, you are likely to develop this infection. MRSA is acquired mostly in a hospital setting but can also be contracted in a community setting. Often, people who develop MRSA infection falsely suspect that they have had insect bites and tend to ignore treatment, which can lead to serious complications.
Since this infection is primarily spread through human contact, good hygiene habits like frequently washing hands, not sharing personal items like razors and towels and keeping the skin cuts covered are vital. You can make use of Opsite IV3000 to care for your IV site. This acts as a skin barrier against MRSA giving you good protection. It also prevents moisture accumulation that can cause infections. It is waterproof and can be secured with the 2 strips provided. Each box contains 100 of these and is ideal for diabetics to keep handy to cover IV wounds and secure catheters.