March 01, 2014
I'm Diabetic...Can I get Manicures and Pedicures?
Diabetic clients have very specific needs and concerns when it come to having nail services. When giving a diabetic patient a manicure or pedicure, the nail technician has to take proper precautions to help a diabetic client enjoy a safe and relaxing service. Fortunately for all of the clients at the Nail Spa at FAC the sanitary precautions we take are the highest available. These are some of the considerations for providing diabetic clients with nail care:
- Susceptibility To Infection: Due to the higher risk of infection even a minor skin irritation or injury has the potential of becoming a severe, life threatening condition. In our spa all instruments are surgically sterilized, the pedicure tubs are disposable and all clients receive a personal nail kit to ensure there is no cross contamination.
- Poor Circulation/Peripheral Neuropathy: Many diabetics lose sensation in their feet and legs so extreme caution must be taken with temperature water and towels. For this reason, we never use hot towels with our diabetic pedicure to make sure there is never a risk of burning the skin.
- Thinning of the skin: Caution is taken when performing massage on skin that appears to be thinning. the nail technician will check and be sure there are no open cuts or wounds because a pedicure should never be done with any open sores. If an ulcer is noted the client would be referred for immediate medical attention.
If you are diabetic or know someone that is you can rest assured that you don't have to compromise your health when getting nail services at our spa. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the service! Call 615.425.0668 with any questions or to set up an appointment.