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Safe, Gentle Callus and Cuticle Removal

PodoSafe is an instant cuticle and callus remover that works without the need for sharp blades or tools, minimizing health risks — especially for diabetic clients.

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Diabetic Nail Clients: Proceed With Caution

When a disease is as common as diabetes, it’s easy to forget that diabetic foot care is hardly a routine matter. Educate yourself on the serious issues that can result from a simple pedicure.

Tammy Taylor Diabetic Safe Water-Less Spa Pedicure & Dry Express Pedi Demo

Tammy Taylor demonstrates two different types of pedicures that are excellent for regular clients and for diabetics. Everything is disposable and you don’t need to use any metal implements. The Water-Less Spa Pedicure is a spa pedicure using steamed towels instead of a tub of water. The Dry Express Pedicure is the perfect lunch time pedicure that uses no water at all. "I really like these types of pedicures because they are fast, effective, sanitary and they conserve water,” says Taylor.

Something to Talk About: Diabetes

With nearly 10% of the population diagnosed with diabetes, it’s likely you’ll have clients who battle the disease. Educate. Educate. Educate. Be sure they know you have their safety in mind.

Not-So-Nice Nails

Sara Cole submitted a nail disease photo and won a Clear Nail retail display and Callus & Cuticle Removers from Dr. G’s in a random drawing.

Weeks Five and Six: 150+ Hours Down!

The last two weeks have been busy. They have been filled with many more manicures and pedicures — I honestly feel like a pro!

Free Foot Care Offered to Diabetics in St. Kitts

The North American School of Podology recently went beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the feet of almost 900 people living on the island of St. Kitts. From January 21 to 24, NASP — along with its graduating class of 2014 — offered a unique free four-day foot care clinic to help Kittitians with skin- and nail-related foot problems.

Client of the Month: The Diabetic

Diabetic clients have very specific needs and concerns when it comes to nail services, especially pedicures. Below are some of the symptoms of diabetes and what you need to know to take the proper precautions to help your diabetic client enjoy a safe and relaxing service.

Interview with SPAtaneity's Missy Malone

The Dallas News interviews Missy Malone, a certified medical nail technician and founder of SPAtaneity Natural Nail Salon specializing in waterless pedicures and disposable nail kits. "Our goal is to ensure that we provide safe care to those who are diabetic, cancer patients, anyone with an immunosuppressed condition, even our elderly," Malone says.

Get a Doctor in Your Corner

Medical and beauty professionals need not be at odds with each other. Instead, techs can help create a bridge between professions, with multiple benefits to both tech and doctor.