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Diabetic Socks:
Wearing Special Diabetic Socks Can Help Ease Diabetic Foot Problems
 
Diabetic socks are an excellent solution to diabetes-related foot problems. Diabetes, a systemic disease resulting in an elevated blood sugar level, affects approximately 16 million Americans. Many complications are associated with diabetes, primarily vascular and neurological. But diabetes can also result in many diabetic foot problems, so sufferers need to special attention to their feet and – when possible – wear special footwear products such as diabetic socks.
 
If you have a diabetic foot, follow these tips to avoid infection:
 
Please read the following tips to avoid a diabetes foot infection:

     DO's
  • Inspect your feet daily for blisters, bleeding and lesions between the toes. Use a mirror to examine the bottom of your feet as well.
  • Wear therapeutic,diabetic footwear, including specially made diabetic socks, diabetic slipper, insoles, orthotics and other diabetic footwear.
  • Wear high and wide toe box shoes.
  • Wear diabetic socks and other special footwear products that fit well and protect your feet.
  • Wear conforming, non-constrictive diabetic socks.
  • Wear seamless diabetes socks and stockings to keep moisture away from your feet.
  • Use diabetic foot creams – just not between the toes.
  • Use bed cradles to reduce the weight of heavy bedding on your diabetic foot.
  • Diabetic skin care is important! Wash your feet daily with warm, soapy water and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
  • Trim your toenails carefully, straight across, and do not gouge into the corners.
  • See your podiatrist on a regular basis.

     DONT's
  • Don’t excessively soak your diabetes foot… especially in hot water.
  • Don’t use hot water bottles or heating pads on your feet.
  • Don’t use acids or chemical corn removers on diabetic feet.
  • Don’t perform “bathroom surgery” on corns, calluses or ingrown toenails.
  • Don’t smoke.
FootSmart offers many comfortable diabetic socks that come seamless and elastic-free. Visit our product section to see what kind of diabetic socks will work best for you.

Information on foot, leg and lower body health conditions provided by The Podiatry Institute, dedicated to advancing the standard of care in podiatric medicine and its effects on muscoskeletal health. 
 
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