Diabetic Socks and Why They Are Important!
Foot care is an important part of managing your diabetes. It’s important to wear socks and shoes all the time, even if you’ve never had any problems with your feet.
Why Diabetic Socks?
Diabetic Socks improve blood flow to your feet. They keep your feet dry and help keep fungal infections off your feet. They provide cushion for your feet in your shoes, all these things keep your feet healthy and free of injuries.
The best diabetic socks have things such as:
- Stretchy cuffs that don’t constrict blood flow
- Moisture-wicking materials to keep your feet dry
- Flat or no seams to prevent rubbing and blisters
- Softness, with extra thickness in the heel and ball of your foot
- Padding in the sock cushions the foot and protects it from injury.
- A foot-conforming fit with no wrinkles or bunches
- Many diabetic socks conform to the foot and leg. This prevents loose fabric from rubbing against the skin and causing injuries.
Keeping foot ulcers and infections under control can help save your toes, feet, and legs from amputation. Experts say that up to 80% of limb loss from diabetes is preventable .Good diabetic foot care means checking your feet every day for injuries, blisters, and infections. It also means wearing footwear that helps prevent injuries.
If you have neuropathy and are looking for a good pair of socks, consider your current condition. Some people with diabetic neuropathy experience dry and cracked skin on the feet. Socks with a soft material may be more comfortable. Diabetic neuropathy can be a serious condition, but you can avoid many of the possible complications if you care for your feet and wear the right socks and shoes.
Remember to also consider your shoes. Good socks won’t help if your shoes are pinching your feet or causing injuries and ulcers