Hi team, I suffer from severe incontinence after having leukaemia and meningitis, When I was younger, So I’ve been wearing nappies 24/7, Because having no control of my bladder, I have recently been diagnosed I have Diabetic Insipidus & it’s made my bladder very overactive so I wee a lot, I use Tena slip Ultima medium which are the most absorbent products I can get from the continent nurse, But these are getting no absorbent enough especially at night, I was just wondering if you can help, I have found very more absorbent products on line, So I have bought some to try & hallelujah a very good product, I wondered if you can the NHS to pay into my bank account so I can buy the products which are suitable for me ? Thank you
I’m really sorry to hear about your discomfort. I have to agree with the moderator, I wear Tena active fit Ultima with Lille inserts and in my experience that is the most absorbent combo you can easily get.
I do also wear plastic pants but obviously that only contains leaks and doesn’t affect absorption.
I’m type 1 diabetic. I was late onset though (early 30s) and misdiagnosed as type 2. For the 2 years I was on the wrong meds I was peeing about 4 litres a night. How is your diabetes treatment? Are you getting the best?
Others use cloth ‘nappies’ as they can apparently hold more. I can’t vouch for that as I haven’t worn them since about 1982 when I was 6!
The NHS won’t ever give you funds to purchase what you think best. They have guidelines, approved providers, their own classification code for efficacy of products, etc…