November is “National Diabetes Month?”

I would like to give a shout out and HUGE thank you to Brenda, Marketing Associate for Centre for Beauty for taking the time to offer the majority of the information below. Brenda is a Certified Master Pedicurist with a background in Nursing. Diabetes is an area of expertise for her, and I appreciate her sharing her knowledge for me to share with you.

The Beauty Industry, specifically Foot Care has been challenged more in the 20th Century then ever before. With the rise in Diabetes, we have been forced to turn our Pedicures into Foot Care. More and more education being offered is about caring for the Diabetic client and less about how to cut, file and buff. In fact, our clients are looking for Advanced Trained Technicians to help manage their Foot Care Needs.

When we look at the “startling” statistics, it’s easy to understand WHY it is so important to continue education on caring for the Diabetic client;
30 million Adults AND Children suffer from Diabetes in the USA
86 million are considered PRE-diabetic and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
1 person out of 20 is either diabetic or pre-diabetic
Estimated National cost of treatment of diabetes in the USA is $254 billion dollars
It’s worthy to note as well;
70{41aa4bb89c477f1e334505d76149b7c47b1e52c0a22817e445c0fb4c76e652bd} of Diabetics experience loss of sensation and can’t feel injury on the bottom of their feet
Poor circulation can also be a sign of Diabetes
A weakend immune system should also be a red flag
A Diabetics skin is VERY fragile and easily prone to infection
Diabetics heal very slowly
The diabetic client has more then the responsibility of constantly checking blood and insulin levels. CFB can and WILL give suggestions on our ROLE (as technicians) in caring for your Diabetic client however, it is also important for you to understand… should also be your role to inform your Diabetic clients on what to look for, what to do and what NOT to do between foot care visits.

They should be advised;
Look for blisters DAILY on the bottom of their feet. Check for cuts and sores
Always check between toes for open sores, redness or tenderness
Inspect toenails for discoloration or lifting from the nail plate
Inspect shoes. Make sure there are no pieces inside the shoe that could puncture the skin
Advise that water they use for soaking and/or showering be neither really cold nor really hot
Make them aware, they need to dry their entire foot especially between the toes after bathing and/or soaking
In your chair;
#1 rule – Be sure to have your referral base lined up. If ever in doubt REFER to a Medical Practitioner
ALWAYS follow a HIGH level of disinfection. If you are unsure what grade your disinfecting product is, contact and we will find out for you. If you are one of our clients using Micrylium….you ARE using a HIGH grade level
Don’t forget your consultation. How will you know if your client has Diabetes if you don’t ask the proper question and perform your client consultation
Use extra precaution when trimming toenails and reducing rough, callused skin. Remember the golden rule. We never remove more then 80{41aa4bb89c477f1e334505d76149b7c47b1e52c0a22817e445c0fb4c76e652bd} of a callus. Better yet, recommend home care products which, naturally reduce their callus, smooth the skin and is SAFE. Centre for Beauty offers Footlogix (and a surprise new product coming soon) brand products safe for the Diabetic and/or any immune compromised system
NEVER EVER cut the cuticles
ALWAYS use tepid water when soaking. In addition the water should be treated with a hydrating product to help soften the skin and the cuticles, adding hydration directly to the client. Check out the Footlogix brand Foot Soak, (and a surprise new product coming soon) 10{41aa4bb89c477f1e334505d76149b7c47b1e52c0a22817e445c0fb4c76e652bd} urea for hydration.
Avoid using dehydrating astringents, salt scrubs and sugar scrubs. If you haven’t already, the Footlogix Seaweed Scrub, (and a surprise new product coming soon) by Centre for Beauty is all organic, polished pumice and SAFE for the Diabetic client.
What about YOU? Do you feel qualified to benefit from this
$254 billion industry? If not, don’t miss out. Check out the North American School of Podology to see what is offered in advanced Education. It is without a doubt, the BEST for Advance Education in Foot Care. And, since Centre for Beauty is hosting a Level 1 class in Largo, Fl….we would love to have you.
As always, feel free to contact CJ directly, for more information.

Keep an eye out for our special announcement
coming this week!

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