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Summer Toes, Feet, and Shoes
by Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE WOCN CFNC

Here it is: Summertime. I bet many of you wore sandals in the summer--that is B.D., or Before Diabetes. I bet a lot of you still wear sandals. Not the best option for shoes for people who have diabetes. But let's be real: I know many of you still wear sandals. I also know that most women get pedicures so their feet and toes will look delicious in those sandals, although pedicures are not the best choice for people who have diabetes.

It is still possible to have diabetes and pretty up your feet and nails. Here are some practical tips of how to have prettier, healthier summer feet and nails for people who have diabetes and must have that pedicure.

 

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