A recent study published in European Endocrinology examined the effects of body lotions on capillary blood glucose measurement.
The study, done by Andrea Omengue with the University of Yaoundé, in Cameroon, studied the impact of three body lotions used in Cameroon.
The study included 16 adult patients with diabetes. Participants used applications of sweet almond oil, corticosteroid cream and hydroquinone lotion.
The study found that patients showed a significant increase of capillary glucose level right after the application of hydroquinone lotion and stable glucose values after the applications of the corticoid cream and almond oil, according to the researchers.
"We observed from our study that there were significant variations in capillary blood glucose measurements induced by the use of hydroquinone lotion," the researchers stated in their abstract.
Additional authors of the study include Eugene Sobngwi, Mesmin Dehayem, Eric Balti, Anne Boli, Simeon Choukem, Jean Gautier and Jean-Claude Mbanya.
European Endocrinology is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal focused on review articles relating to the field of endocrinology.