View Full Version : Using Minx on diabetic client?
16-06-11, 08:32 AM
Morning all, i have a lady wanting minx who is a diabetic, i have read up and know to be careful (no metal tools, no cuticle nipping etc). She sees a chripodist who has cut her nails very short and at odd angles. Ive asked her to wait a week or two but am still concerned about filing so close to her skin and am wondering if to just to offer to paint them.
Also do you ask for a doctors note with any treatment on a diabetics feet?
16-06-11, 09:39 AM
morning, im diabetic and when i do my toes i always use a really good oil all over the nail, cuticle and all over the tops of my toes, and leave it for a good 5-10 mins it reduces the risk of damage to the skin and lets me work the cuticles easier.
i have never been told by a doctor that a letter would be needed for anyone to carry out any type of treatment. i suppose it would depend on your client and if she feels comfirtable with you doing it. i think the stuff on the internet etc about diabetic's feet is a little extreme if im honest, i would just say that you have to be a little more carefull. also, i often do a thin french acrylic layer over my toes and iv never had a problem with that, so i should think that minx would be fine. id just explain to the client that there is a small risk of damage to the skin when it comes to filing and cuticle work but reasure her that you have been looking into it and are doing everything ''by the book'' and using all the correct tools and products.
hope this helps a little, soph xx
16-06-11, 10:12 AM
thank you sophie thats really helpful and will do what you suggested as she has really dry skin on her feet x
16-06-11, 12:20 PM
I agree with Sophie. I am also diabetic and thankfully have nothing wrong with my feet (at the moment).
I would just check how long your client has had diabetes. Complications can begin 10 to 15 years after diagnoses. Well that's what my diabetes dr told me.
Us diabetics want pretty toes too ;-) x
16-06-11, 12:32 PM
I think you have to be extra careful if a diabetic has peripheral neuropathy as they'll have problems feeling water temp, if feet are tender etc. It doesn't mean it's a definite no for treatment just that you need to be extra aware.
16-06-11, 03:22 PM
also you would NEED to check with your insurance.. soem companies have different policies with regards to treatments and diabetes. i.e no metal tools, no cutting of the cuticle etc.. it only takes a small cut to provoke an inffection especially with a client who has diabetes... make sure you are covered first xxx
16-06-11, 06:51 PM
thank you all for your advice x