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One of the obstacles of foot care in patients with diabetes to prevent onychomycosis, tinea pedis and toenail removal is toenail clipping technique. Some of the patients may encounter difficulty clipping or trimming their toenails due to impaired vision caused by aging or diabetic retinal complications. In addition, foot or toenail deformity may also increase the risk of skin injury while trimming the toenails. To prevent this injury, toenail clipping should be performed by their relatives or health care personnel.
As we realize the impact of excellent toenail care, Diabetes Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic, Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital has established “Pedicure for diabetic patients”. We offer pedicure service by the well-trained nursing personnel. Our pedicure sets are of premium-quality, designed for diabetic patients with toenail and foot problems and handled by sterile technique. With our pedicure service, we hope that our patients are free of toenail infection, in grown toenail and toenail injury which will help reduce the rate of lower limb amputation in this population