Nail Fungus and Diabetes

Why are people with diabetes particularly at risk?

The risk of contracting a nail fungus infection is three times higher in people with diabetes.1 The blood sugar level causes long-term damage to blood vessels. This leads to impaired blood flow and weakened nails.

Nagelpilz und Diabetes

Risk Factors with Diabetes:

  • Impaired blood flow

  • Reduced immune response

  • Injuries and cracked skin on the feet

  • Poor foot hygiene (especially with older patients)

  • Nail fungus due to undetected athlete's foot

Preventing Nail Fungus in People with Diabetes

People with diabetes should take constant preventative measures against nail fungus. It is particularly important that diabetics take good care of their feet. Their daily foot care routine should include cleansing and moisturising. The skin on the feet should be checked for abrasions or cracks and they should see a doctor regularly for a check-up.


  1. Al-Mutairi N, Eassa BI, Al-Rqobah DA. Clinical and mycologic characteristics of onychomycosis in diabetic patients. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2010;18(2):84-91. PMID: 20624357

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Loceryl is indicated for mild fungal nail infections