Diabetes is on the rise in America, with more than 100 million US adults living with diabetes or prediabetes. If you are a person with diabetes or know someone with diabetes, you know how common foot problems are and how important it is to keep your feet healthy! Diabetic socks are different than regular compression socks and can be a great way to find relief and help take care of your feet.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease where your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, resulting in high blood glucose or too much sugar in the blood. Too much glucose in the body can cause serious issues over time to the eyes, kidneys and nerves. These nerve issues are what lead to problems with the feet. Diabetic neuropathy typically starts with the feet and legs, causing a tingling feeling or numbness, and results in losing the ability to feel pain. While it may sound nice to not be able to feel any pain, it can cause many complications down the road.
When you lose feeling in your feet, you may not notice a cut or blister and let it go untreated. This can quickly lead to infections. Diabetes also causes poor blood circulation from the extra sugar, and can result in vascular damage. When the feet are not getting enough blood flow, they are not getting enough oxygen which can cause tissue damage and conditions like gangrene. People with diabetes must take extra precautions with their feet to ensure they are staying as clean and healthy as possible.
Diabetic socks are specially designed to help with blood circulation and swelling, keeping the feet dry, and proving extra padding and comfort. Compared to regular compression socks, diabetic socks are non-binding and seamless so as not to restrict blood flow. It is important that they are moisture wicking in order to keep the feet dry and help prevent fungal infections. The extra padding is also helpful to further protect the feet from injuries and provide extra comfort. These socks can help anyone with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, which is when a woman only develops diabetes while pregnant.
There are many different brands and types of diabetic socks out there to choose from and finding the right one can be overwhelming. We have created the first ever diabetic sock with pain relief medication built directly into the fabric to experience maximum relief. With all the benefits of a regular diabetic sock, our patented technology gives you the extra support you need to keep your feet happy and healthy.