If you have diabetes, it’s important to address health issues linked to your condition. One common health issue is problems with poor blood flow in your legs and loss of feeling in your feet. Many people with diabetes suffer from nerve damage in their lower legs and feet which can lead to skin infections, foot sores, and neuropathy, numbness and pain in the feet. If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, protecting your legs and feet with diabetic socks is essential to prevent serious health problems.
Creative Care specializes in diabetic socks and compression socks that promote proper blood flow and prevent injuries to your legs and feet. Although different, both types of socks offer numerous health benefits to anyone suffering with diabetes.
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Diabetic neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that is common in diabetic patients. High blood sugar can weigh heavy on your nerves and cause some damage. The most affected nerves are those around the legs and feet.
Depending on the nerves affected, the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from numbness and pain around your legs and feet to upsets in your digestive system, urinary tract, heart, and blood vessels. Diabetic neuropathy is a serious condition that affects up to 50% of patients living with diabetes.
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People who have diabetes are more likely to have problems with poor blood flow (circulation) or loss of feeling (sensation) in their feet. Poor circulation to the foot may lead to sores that are slower to heal. Loss of feeling or sensation is caused by damage to the nerves in the lower legs and feet.
Diabetic socks provide extra protection to help people with diabetes for their feet and avoid injury. Complications from diabetes can result in reduced blood flow to the feet as well as an increased risk of infections and other issues, and these socks are an easy way to help protect your feet. Continue Reading Diabetes Health: What is the importance of wearing diabetic socks?
Diabetic woman sleeping soundly thanks to thermal diabetic socks
Having trouble drifting off when your head hits the pillow? The problem might be with your feet.
When our lower extremities get cold, our blood circulation drops. When we warm our feet, we send a signal to our brain that it’s time for sleep.
One of the easiest ways to keep our feet warm, of course, is by sleeping while wearing socks, such as our thermal diabetic socks.
It’s the easiest and safest way to keep warm, as methods such as hot water bottles, heating pads or electric blankets can lead you to become overheated or cause burns.
This is especially important for people with diabetes, as you might have less sensitivity in your feet and not notice when you’ve sustained a burn.
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People with diabetes are often at greater risk of sustaining foot injuries or getting an infection due to potential nerve damage caused by high blood sugar.
This nerve damage – known as diabetic neuropathy – decreases sensation, leading to a greater threat of injury, injuries that you might not even know are there. This is why footwear choices and the right pair of diabetic socks are so important to people with diabetes.
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We’ve written over and over on this blog about the importance of proper footcare when you have diabetes.
Regular podiatry check-ups. Inspecting your feet each day. Taking precautions when trimming your nails.
And then there’s footwear. If you have diabetes, you’ll want to invest in diabetic socks.
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When you live with diabetes, proper foot care is essential.
Ignore injuries, skip your podiatry appointments, and you can end up dealing with serious health issues.
It can even be something as simple as your choice of footwear. In this blog post we’ll look at how diabetic socks and compression socks are different from regular socks and how they can help keep your feet healthy.
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Can people with diabetes drink alcohol?
Yes, but only with an abundance of caution. As little as just two drinks in one day can affect blood sugar levels, while alcohol can aggravate diabetes symptoms and contribute to conditions that lead to diabetes, such as weight gain and pancreatitis.
Heavy drinking can also make your body less sensitive to insulin, which leads to Type 2 diabetes. Read on to learn more about how alcohol impacts diabetic health.
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As we write this, we’re watching summer tick slowly away. Pretty soon we’ll be welcoming crisp fall air, digging sweaters out of our closets and preparing for the winter holidays.
And while this can be an enjoyable time of year, fall and winter can often be challenging for people with diabetes, as the cold weather months often bring with them higher blood sugar levels.
That’s why we put together this brief guide to diabetes and cold weather, with the aim of helping readers with diabetes live well while the temperatures drop.
Here are six things you can do in the next few months to remain healthy.
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Living with diabetes means making a lot of changes. You need to monitor your blood sugar, get special diabetic socks, and change your diet.
That includes snacking. When most people think of snacks, they picture the little package of M&Ms waiting for them in their desk, or the bag of chips calling to them from the pantry.
But when you have diabetes, snacking becomes trickier. You need to choose things that will help you control your blood sugar levels.
That doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a lifetime of bland, boring food. Here are a few snacks for diabetics that are as healthy as they are enjoyable.
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