Manicure and Pedicure for Diabetics

United States
@Kowgirl (3499)
July 30, 2009 1:05pm CST
I went to get a manicure and a pedicure in a different state and the first thing the woman in the salon asked was if I was a diabetic. I answered her with a yes then asked why she had asked me about it? She quickly replied that diabetics had to have their nails cut in a certain way. I have been getting my nails done for years and have never been asked this before. I just assumed all manicures and pedicures were the same. What a surprise I got... I soon learned that there was a way to cut the fingernails and toenails that would help prevent ingrown nails. Everyone who is a diabetic knows we are prone to ingrown nails, especially of the toes. Do you get your nails cut in a salon that knows how to cut them if you are a diabetic or do they even bother to ask?