GEL NAILS AND DIABETES

LUUUCY
By LUUUCY Latest Reply 2016-06-01 16:10:06 -0500
Started 2008-05-19 06:14:41 -0500

I WANTED TO ASK IF ANYONE HAS EVER HAD GEL OR ACRYLIC NAILS PUT ON WITH HAVING DIABETES AND ALSO IF ITS OKAY TO RECEIVE PEDICURES???


8 replies

MeliC
MeliC 2012-09-25 14:49:47 -0500 Report

I've had diabetes for 5years and always get my nails overlaid w/ gel and have not had any problems.

beth44030
beth44030 2009-06-13 14:57:52 -0500 Report

Well i got my nails is may and after i got them my sugar been high.And there nothing alse wrong with me i'v gone to the dr.So that the only thing i can think iv done differ so i think im going to have them remove and see if it goes down.

tmana
tmana 2008-05-20 00:35:37 -0500 Report

I've never had fake nails; however, since diagnosis I've found my fingernails turn blue or black if I'm cold or my feet or hands get cold. We've not been able to pin it to anything specific (Reynaud's tests come back negative). Because discolored fingernails are real medical symptoms, I've had to give up wearing nail polish.

Ginetteb
Ginetteb 2008-05-25 02:00:15 -0500 Report

3 years ago I had fake nails put on for my daughter's wedding. When they came off, (about 3 months later)my own nails were very thin and very flaky. They have not been right since. I will never do that again.

As for my feet they are always hot. I cannot stand to wear shoes. At night my feet have to be out of the blanket. I have to cover my legs, they get cold, but my feet are always burning.
Does anyone know why this happens?

giffsbje
giffsbje 2016-06-01 16:10:06 -0500 Report

I am the opposite, my feet are cold all the time. I have to wear heavy socks to bed or I get foot cramps!

taz202020
taz202020 2008-05-25 11:55:41 -0500 Report

I have never gotten fake nails before so I can't comment about that. As far as Ginetteb's question goes I get some burning in my feet as well. It's kind of a frostbite feeling. Some tingling with hot and cold sensations. Some have said it is neuropathy. Ask you doctor about it. There's alot of discussions on this site that addresses the issue.

Ginetteb
Ginetteb 2008-05-25 13:01:02 -0500 Report

I have asked my doctor about my burning feet, and he has no opinion as to what it could be caused by. He doesn't think that it is neurophathy. I feel everything on my feet, I just can't get them to cool off unless they are in water and I was not encouraged to do that. The other day I broke a jar in the kitchen and I had no shoes on. I think I got a small piece of glass on my foot because I can feel it. It HURTS. But I can't see it. I might have to drag myself to the doctor's for him to find it and remove it before it festers.

SugarSharon
SugarSharon 2008-05-19 08:45:07 -0500 Report

Luuucy,

I've had acrylic nails for ages and after my diagnosis of Diabetes, I did not remove them. I only go to very clean places that the nail tech uses only MY tools to work on my nails. (She's always been that way.) Regarding pedicures, my podiatrist said that as long as the tools are clean and that I was not "nipped" and the skin broken, it was just fine. I'd stay away from the mass market places and go to a reliable, clean location!!