Diabetes Feeties.

More Six Until Me. Aug 10, 2011, 1:58 pm

(That has to be one of the goofiest subject lines I’ve had in the last few … evers.)

A few days ago, I received an email from a fellow T1 PWD who has been living with diabetes several decades … but hadn’t ever had a pedicure in her whole life.

And I replied:  "Neither have I."

There were several crutons of information thrown at my family and I upon my diagnosis almost 25 years ago ("Don’t even think about getting pregnant" and "Pedicures will cause massive infections so none of that, either" being repeat offense croutons), and getting a manicure or a pedicure was always marked as a no-way back in the day.  However, times are doing their "changin’" thing. 

From what I’ve been told, the risk is a possible infection.  With all that filing and scraping and whatever else they do while they grapple with your toes, there’s a chance of a foot wound.  And then an infection.  And all hell can break loose.

Or so the rumors go.

Personally, I’ve never cared about a manicure of any kind.  I don’t know if there is a manicure "type," but if there is, I’m not that girl.  I don’t like nail polish on my fingernails.  I don’t like nails any longer than my nailbed.  I’m a writer, the mother of a young child, and I do a lot of housework, so my hands aren’t for "show."  They’re for work, and I beat them senseless on a daily b

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