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.
Continue Reading Diabetic Socks vs. Compression Socks: What’s the Difference?
Foot and leg care is a big part of living with diabetes, which is why Creative Care products such as compression socks are so important.
They’re designed to help relieve aching legs by using a stronger elastic, which helps soothe foot-related discomfort. They prevent blood clots and can increase circulation, making them useful for patients who are bed-ridden or otherwise inactive.
But are these socks useful for people without diabetes? Ask anyone who’s run a marathon. Runners have used them for years to increase oxygen delivery, prevent cramping and reduce fatigue.
Continue Reading How Can Compression Socks Benefit People Without Diabetes?
When you have diabetes, the lifestyle changes can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. For one thing, you need to start regulating your insulin and you are probably looking at some lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise). There are also new worries to contend with, depending on your age and relative health. For instance, many people begin to worry about neuropathy or numbness in the limbs. Thankfully, some of these worries can be lessened with a simple change to your wardrobe: diabetic socks. Fortunately, this is also one change that won’t have a huge impact on your lifestyle otherwise.
Diabetic Socks are an Easy Clothing Option
Buying diabetic socks doesn’t mean giving up on looking good. This simple wardrobe change can actually blend easily into your overall lifestyle. The right diabetic socks can help you head out the door with confidence.
Take men’s dress socks. In many ways diabetic socks, which have smooth elastic and seams to limit the possibility of sores or other problems in the feet, calf, and ankles, are actually better options. This is because the same lack of excess material leads to a smoother look under pants and less bunching. Creative Care offers a number of nonrestrictive products in a wide range of colors, just like standard dress socks. In fact, there is little to no difference in appearance, but you’ll certainly notice the difference in comfort.
For both men and women, if you are worried about circulatory issues, we have the same comfortable range of socks that can provide benefits here as well. Take our Exemplar Support/Travel socks. These offer progressive compression to help improve your blood flow and ward off circulatory issues. They also offer support for those who are worried about elevated soles. They also come with our comfortable thinner fabric and a lack of raised seams. Continue Reading Diabetic Socks Can Focus on Fashion
There 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
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
Welcome to Creative Care’s new diabetic sock blog! As a proud provider of diabetic socks, compression socks, body sleeves and more, we’re excited to start this new blog as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about our products, their benefits and how they can relieve some of the many burdens diabetics face on a daily basis.
Why the Need for a Diabetic Sock Blog?
Creative Care realizes that being diagnosed with diabetes can lead to a number of changes in a person’s life. Eating differently, getting more exercise, monitoring blood sugar—these are just some of the major changes a diabetic has to endure. To help ease this transition, we will be posting information and news as a way of aiding those affected by this disease. On top of that, we’ll explain the benefits of our socks and how they can relieve some of the stress and pain diabetics may feel on their feet.