Diabetic Foot and Pedicures

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Pedicures for Wonderful Foot Care

When you have diabetic foot, it is very important to care for your feet in a safe and healthy way.  Regular pedicures are a wonderful way to make sure your feet are always cared for—and a little pampering never hurts. Right? Diabetic foot and pedicures is serious business.

Let’s get ready for the beach, sandals and gorgeous feet. I love the beach and wear sandals all summer—in fact, my husband makes fun of me because I actually wear flip-flops into November.  I just love showing off my pedicure.

Pedicure Safety

This information is not to scare you away from pedicures because they are too fabulous, but to let you know what to expect and what to ask. While pedicures are relaxing and fabulous, you will have more peace of mind if you know what to expect when getting a professional pedicure.  Injuries may occur if there are poor sanitation practices, shared tools and the extra hard work of your nail technician.

An infection may inhibit proper healing and cause serious complications. So you will want to make sure to check out the nail spa and ask about their safety and sanitation practices. If you have diabetic foot, please check with you doctor before getting a pedicure to make sure it’s okay.  When you get the approval it’s time to start doing your research and having some fun.  While there are safety precautions, pedicures are fun.  Diabetic foot and pedicures go hand-in-hand.

Thoroughly Check Out Your Spa

You will want to make sure to check out the nail spa and ask about their safety and sanitation practices. If you have diabetic foot, please check with you doctor before getting a pedicure to make sure it’s okay.  When you get the approval it’s time to start doing your research and having some fun.  While there are safety precautions, pedicures are fun.  Diabetic foot and pedicures go hand-in-hand.

A couple of things to know before scheduling your pedicure:

  1. If you currently have any cuts or open sores on your feet, legs or toenails, wait until they are healed.  My recommendation would be to see your doctor if you have open cuts or sores because they are medically trained in caring for fee.
  2. It is recommended to not shave your legs a day or two before your pedicure.
  3. Know your salon. Since you have already done your recon on your selected salon, make sure to keep them informed about your diabetes. Ask them to be very gentle because you don’t want them to break your skin. It is not necessary to use abrasive tools on your feet—except for calluses.  But even in that case, ask them rub softly. Make sure they sterilize all tools, equipment and the foot bath bowl.
  4. We would highly recommend buying your own tool kit.  That way you can clean and sterilize when you get home and know it’s ready for your next pedicure.
  5. Wear comfortable sandals at the nail spa after your pedicure. The pedicure is relaxing and comforting and you don’t want to lose that feeling by messing up your pedicure your wearing sandals that don’t fit or work for you.

Now You’re Ready!

A Perfect Pedicure and You’re Ready for the Beach!

In general, it is safe to get pedicures in a professional salon.  My husband and I have been getting pedicures at a nail salon every three weeks for over ten years and have never had any issues. So check things and enjoy!!!

One last thought, if you are able to give yourself pedicures or have someone at home give you a pedicure, do make sure your tools are sterilized.  Pick out your favorite polish color and then to make sure you don’t get those pesky “sheet marks” on you newly polished toenails by placing The Foot Sleep Guard in your bed to keep the covers off of your feet so it can protect your fabulous pedicure.  Relax and enjoy! And don’t forget our referral program “Tell a Friend – Get a $10”.

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