Cold-Weather Ailments and How to Prevent Them

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For many people, cold may cause symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Such signs may include tingling, burning, numbness, or reduced ability to feel temperature changes or pain. Cold temperatures, bad weather, and reduced physical activities are the main causes of this condition. It is therefore important for individuals, especially diabetics to take care of their feet during the cold months. Practicing the right winter foot safety will help prevent any complications that may arise later on.

Serious Cold-Weather Ailments You Should Know

As temperatures decrease, the risk of contracting diseases goes up. Here are some common cold-weather illnesses you should know:

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Think Diabetic Sock Material Doesn’t Matter? Think Again


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People who live with diabetes need to think about things that folks who don’t live with the illness rarely have to consider. For example: diabetic sock material.

Foot care is an important part of diabetes care, and having the right sock material is an important part of caring for your feet. A good sock should wick well, meaning that it should keep moisture away from your skin.

Here are the facts about the three most popular diabetic sock materials, courtesy of the FootSmart blog.

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