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.
What are Diabetic Socks and Why Do You Need Them?
The term “diabetic sock” may sound strange and conjure up the image of footwear that administers insulin injections or monitors blood sugar, but the reality is quite different. Diabetic socks are similar to traditional socks, however, they are designed to increase circulation, minimize irritation and promote dry feet.
Diabetics often suffer from neuropathies that reduce the ability to register and feel pain. This makes simple things—such as binding elastic tops and thick seams—dangerous to a diabetic who, for instance, may develop a blister from rubbing against a seam. Thanks to neuropathy, that blister may go unnoticed and get infected, further complicating the patient’s overall health. Diabetic socks are designed to prevent possible injuries like this from happening.
How to Find the Right Diabetic Sock
When purchasing diabetic socks, the right material is imperative. Good ones are created with moisture-wicking material to help keep feet dry. This is important as it reduces the chances of developing fungal or bacterial infections that could be dangerous to a diabetic. While athlete’s foot is a nuisance for most, to a diabetic it can be agonizing.
Secondly, these socks should be made with non-binding tops. Traditional socks often include tight stitching and elastic at the top to prevent them from sliding down the ankle. This binding decreases circulation and reduces the flow of blood to the diabetic’s feet.
Lastly, a proper pair of diabetic socks should be seamless. The thick seam typically sewn into traditional socks can constantly grind against the toes and cause blisters and/or irritation. For diabetics with swollen feet, the pain and irritation caused from rubbing up against a seam can be extremely painful.
Finding the right pair of diabetic socks will not only increase the day-to-day life of a diabetic, they can also cease further complications that often accompany the disease.