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What is Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that occurs when the body cannot properly produce or use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and allows glucose (sugar) to enter cells where it is used for energy.

There are two main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes: This type of diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, leading to a complete deficiency of insulin. This type of diabetes usually develops in children and young adults and requires lifelong insulin therapy to manage blood sugar levels.
  • Type 2 diabetes: This type of diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin, or when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to meet the body’s needs. Type 2 diabetes is more common in adults and is often associated with lifestyle factors such as obesity, physical inactivity, and poor diet. It can often be managed with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, oral medications, and sometimes insulin injections.

Both types of diabetes can lead to high blood sugar levels, which can damage various organs and tissues in the body over time.

Diabetes in the salon: What you need to know

These clients are susceptible to infections and wound problems. Any skin invasion with efiles, scissors or even a curette can have serious effects on your client’s health. Damage to skin is to be avoided at all times!

Take care when massaging your clients’ hands after their nail service to much pressure can also cause problems, be gentle.

Maintenance of nails before & after their nail service is ultimately important – reaching & maintaining the health of your clients’ nail units is good for you & good for your client.


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