The blades of low-quality nail clippers can become dull and jagged after as few as three or four uses. But a high-quality nail clipper never needs to be replaced and can be a pleasure to use.
Diabetics are prone to foot problems. Their feet often have poor circulation, and many diabetics have difficulty seeing or reaching their feet due to arthritis or vision problems.
Soak your feet in a warm tub for no longer than five minutes. Soaking for longer than that has been shown to reduce blood circulation and dry feet out. Make sure the water is not too hot, especially if you have numbness in your feet as you can easily get burned.
Do not attempt to trim a nail in a single clip. This flattens the nail out, which can cause horizontal cracking on the sides of the free edges. Instead, use three to seven clips per nail. Start with a small clip from one side of the nail, and work your way toward the middle…repeat the process from the other side of the nail. Then make a final clip across the middle.