Diabetic Socks For Foot Care
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Since blood flow is diminished with diabetes, there is a higher chance for any ulcers that are formed to develop into a significant problem. Foot ulcers are usually caused by poorly fitting or constructed socks and shoes. First, a person will develop a blister, and then, if not treated, this can result in an ulcer. Diabetics are 25 times more likely to lose a leg from ulcers than the general population, and 70% of all leg amputations are performed due to complications from this disease.
With these facts in mind it is very important to take care of your feet if you are suffering from diabetes. One of the best things you can do is wear socks designed for people with diabetes. These diabetic socks are specially constructed to give as much comfort and protection as possible.
Diabetic socks are constructed with loose-fitting tops not to hinder blood circulation. The best socks are built in such a way that the size of the ankle opening increases the further up the calf the hose goes. This allows protection while at the same time giving free movement. These socks are also constructed with materials that remove the moisture from near the skin, wick the moisture away, and help to fight any bacterial buildup. Both of these are important because keeping the feet clean and dry is very important for limiting blisters and thus ulcers.
Socks for diabetics are also usually found with a double sole. This allows padding over the entire bottom of the foot for comfort and also helps again with moisture control. Most people with diabetes have found the seam in regular socks to be very irritating, so the socks made for diabetics do not generally have any seem.