Why Diabetics should take Care of their Nails

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Why Diabetics Should Take Care of their NailsIf you are diabetic or know someone who is diabetic, it’s important to know that nail care is critical to preventing further problems associated with the disease. Diabetics lack proper circulation and blood flow to the peripheral areas of the body and, therefore, lack sensation in the toes and fingers. This also makes them prone to poor wound healing as well. When you cut your nails (fingernails or toenails), you can expect that a nail clipper has the potential to cut you. As a diabetic, it’s imperative that you make sure the care you give your nails are on radar.

Your nails protect your body from infection and their condition is an indication of potential health problems including fungal growth. That’s why it’s important to conduct a routine investigation of the feet and hands on a regular basis to point out any cuts, changes in color, blisters or points of skin irritation.

Keeping toenails and fingernails trimmed and clean is very important. One of the major protocols for diabetic foot care is to be sure to cut nails according to the shape of the toe or finger but be sure to not cut into the corners as that creates the potential for hangnails. It should be emphasized that skin should never be cut at the end of the toes. Sometimes a magnifying glass can help with seeing up close when trimming nails. As a diabetic, your eyesight can be affected making it more difficult to see what you are doing. If toenails become thick you will need a more durable toenail clipper or have them trimmed by your doctor.


Here are some tips for foot care for diabetics:

  • Check your feet everyday
  • Have your feet checked at least once a year
  • If you have a foot injury seek attention immediately
  • Seek care if you have any cuts, wounds or ingrown nails
  • Protect your feet by wearing comfortable shoes
  • If you have corns or calluses, do not cut them off
  • Wear customized footwear
  • Look for ingrown nails, color changes, swelling, changes in temperature, change in sensation, cracks, sores, and ulcers. If you see any of these, please get checked out.


Why Diabetics Should Take Care of their Nails-EZ View Nail ClipperSeki Edge has a nail clipper appropriate for diabetics. The EZ View Clipper has a convenient magnifying glass attached to the clipper to see what you are cutting up close. If you are interested in the EZ View Clipper, you might also be interested in the EZ View Tweezer which also has a convenient magnifying glass to see exactly what you are tweezing to prevent pinching the of the skin and injury.

Diabetics have special needs when it comes to caring for their feet. With special care diabetics can effectively prevent complications of poor wound healing by not creating a wound in the first place.



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