Diabetic Socks: Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Quality of Life

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Foot care is a fundamental part of living with diabetes. Wearing diabetic socks regularly can help you take proper care of your feet and live a normal and enjoyable life. These socks are made from high-quality materials with excellent moisture absorption capabilities. They are non-constricting, seamless, well-padded, and close-fitting. They also feature a nylon exterior to significantly minimize friction and the possibility of a foot injury, while walking. That is the level of precision that goes into designing these crucially important socks. Read on to learn how diabetic socks can enhance your quality of life living with diabetes. Continue Reading Diabetic Socks: Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Quality of Life

Neuropathy Socks: The Benefits for Diabetics

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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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Diabetes Health: What is the importance of wearing diabetic socks?

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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?

Thermal Diabetic Socks: How Can They Help You Sleep?

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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Facts about Diabetes and Poor Circulation

diabetes & circulation issuesHaving diabetes can complicate your life in many ways. In addition to having to watch what you eat, you also need to worry about your circulation.

When you have high blood sugar, it can damage your blood vessels, leading to plaque build-up, which in turn lessens your blood flow. Diabetics can also develop neuropathy, or nerve damage, which can mean a loss in feeling.

Leg cramps, pain while walking, or numbness in your feet or toes an all be signs of poor circulation.

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What Type of Diabetic Socks Do I Need?

compression socks are one type of diabetic footwear

Do I Need to Use Diabetic Socks?

If you’ve already been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably well aware of the fact that any nerve damage you’ve already suffered can lead to a potentially dangerous loss of feeling in your hands, arms, legs and feet.

That’s why the use of diabetic socks is so crucially important: Hurting your feet but never realizing it is a very real possibility for diabetics.

And so some diabetic socks designs are extra-thick, and will reduce the chance of damage to your feet when the coldest winter weather hits. Most are also seamless and non-constricting.

But before you actually purchase a pair, take a few minutes to read up on the benefits and differences of each separate style.

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Keep Warm this Fall with Diabetic Socks

Diabetic socks will keep you warm on crisp autumn days and chilly autumn nights

Behold the fall. The changing leaves, the refreshing breeze, and the bursts of color − transformation is in the air.

Along with the delightful and picturesque changes that come with the season, one less desirable characteristic of fall, especially for those with diabetes, is the return of cold feet. Diabetics are more prone to foot problems, and according to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, there are two main reasons why people with diabetes must be especially careful when it comes to the health of their feet:

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January News Roundup for Diabetic Socks Users

Stay Active - Stay HealthyThere are numerous stories about advances in diabetes treatment, growing awareness of the number of people who are at risk for these conditions and how to limit the potential complications that can include heart problems, kidney disease and even blindness. Here are some recent stories that the team at DiabeticSock.com wanted to highlight for our customers as they look for a holistic plan to manage their condition.

States Expect Spike in Type-2 Diabetes Diagnoses

Mississippi is a state with a larger problem with obesity than Pennsylvania, but the ramifications of men and women carrying excess weight has the potential to become a national epidemic. Doctors in that state say that up to one in three adults there could be diagnosed with diabetes and suffer the chronic condition in the next 15 years. That would be nearly triple the current incidence rate.

Currently, about one in three people with obesity is diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and numerous studies have demonstrated a link between problems with weight control and increased insulin sensitivity. While those statistics are significant, they are also important for people who have already been diagnosed with the condition. Further issues with complications can be reduced with proper adherence to diet and exercise regimens. In families who are predisposed, helping a parent or relative maintain healthy habits can limit the potential for children to be diagnosed with diabetes later on. Continue Reading January News Roundup for Diabetic Socks Users

Understanding Lesser Known Problems for Diabetes Patients

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Compression Socks – basic diabetic care products to help avoid complications.

When patients are first diagnosed with insulin sensitivity, they can find a bevy of information online and advice from their doctor regarding the basics such as the complications of risks of heart disease and blindness, kidney damage. Further, the common treatments include medications that help promote pancreatic cell growth in addition to dietary and other lifestyle changes. With the advent of research on other systems in the body and related disorders, it is important to be aware of these rarer issues for people with type-2 diabetes or who were diagnosed as children.

Get Teeth Checked and Consistent Periodontal  Care

There is mounting research that taking care of one’s teeth and gums play a key role in immune health and limiting the potential for complications from diabetes and other diseases that develop as people age. While there are some questions about the limits of the efficacy of periodontal interventions, the professional association of these medical professionals note that “intensive treatment” can still play a role in helping diabetic patients achieve their goals for glycemic control because, as Dr. Stuart J. Froum told DentistryIQ, “a number of population suggest … there is indeed a relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease.” More research may help understand how these links work. Continue Reading Understanding Lesser Known Problems for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes Socks and Diabetes Statistics

Healthy Sole SocksFor people who are diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in their adult years, there are a range of conditions that they need to be aware of, including reduced feeling in their extremities that can be aided with the help of diabetic socks. However, statistics show that without proper care, blindness and kidney disease are also significant factors.

Incidence of Diabetes in the United States

According to the American Diabetes Association, roughly 26 million people suffer from diabetes, yet seven million of those have an undiagnosed condition. Up to 80 million may be at risk for the disease depending on what risk factors are used. African-Americans, Mexican-Americans and those of Puerto Rican descent are all more likely to develop the condition.

People who urinate very frequently and/or feel thirsty or hungry during eating may have pre-diabetes. Other symptoms of the condition can include massive weight fluctuations or fatigue caused by the body struggling to regulate blood sugar levels. Those with some or all of these symptoms may want to consult with a doctor so that if they are diagnosed quickly, they can begin preventive care that can include diabetic socks.

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