Diabetes can cause a variety of problems with the feet and it’s important to be assertive, involved and take a preventative approach to foot care. Choosing quality diabetic socks addresses moisture, friction, pressure from sock seams, or wrinkling and bunching, all of which can potentially be a source of irritation for diabetic or sensitive feet. Diabetic socks are the first layer of protection.
Why Do People with Diabetes
Need Special Socks?
People with diabetes are at higher risk of foot injuries and infection due to damage to their circulatory and nervous systems caused by high blood sugar levels.
Nerve damage, or neuropathy, decreases sensation and increases risk of injury, especially on the bottom of the feet. It can also cause a patient to be unaware of an injury and delay treatment. Circulatory problems make it harder for wounds to heal, high blood sugar levels also can create a sluggish immune system. People with diabetes are at higher risk for developing ulcers because they cannot sense pressure, friction, heat or cold.
PROTECTION FROM INJURY
Every day your feet are at risk for injury and the right socks are the first layer of protection. At risk feet require the extra protection provided by a quality sock made for sensitive feet.
Socks for sensitive feet should be made with the best fiber technologies available for moisture control. These high-tech fibers actually wick the moisture away from the skin to the exterior of the sock, moving the moisture up and out of the foot area. Studies show moisture-wicking fibers dry up to four times faster than cotton. The result is a sock that effectively controls moisture, and helps
REDUCE PRESSURE FROM SOCK SEAMS
Bulky sock seams can increase pressure to the feet and cause friction and rubbing. The result of repeated rubbing of sock seams against the skin can vary from mild irritation and redness, to blisters and ulcerations.
REDUCE WRINKLING AND BUNCHING
One size does not fit all. Socks that do not properly fit the feet can wrinkle or bunch inside the shoe putting feet at risk for pressure blisters and ulcerations. People with at-risk feet should avoid bulky tube socks that may be too large or too thick. Socks should be form-fitting to the feet.
Sock tops that are too tight could potentially reduce blood flow through the legs and feet. For the over-all health of the legs and feet, it is important to avoid socks that bind. To ensure socks properly fit the legs, choose socks that do not have an elastic band in the top. Socks should stretch at the top to a comfortable fit and still stay up without slipping down.
People with diabetes may develop artery disease, nerve damage, edema, foot pain, poor circulation, and various skin conditions that can severely affect the health of their legs and feet. Quality Diabetic socks can help keep your legs and feet healthy by offering the extra cushioning and protection your feet need. Our diabetic socks for men and women are available in a variety of styles, brands, colors, and lengths to meet your unique foot care needs. Come visit us at The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, the team at the Sock Spot will help you find the diabetic socks to meet your individual needs, or give us a call at 561-921-5185.
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