The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) shares the correct way to look after your toenails.
The Podiatry Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group, shares the proper way for people with diabetes to care for their toenails.
How to look after your toenails
Cut toenails straight across. Avoid cutting nails too short as this may cause bleeding and formation of wounds.
File your toenails with a nail file if you cannot bend down to trim them. File them regularly to prevent them from getting too long.
Avoid cutting the sides of your toenails as this could lead to ingrowing townails and possible infections. Instead, file to smoothen out nail edges.