What Are Diabetic Socks and Do They Help?

One of the major complications for most Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics is poor circulation. This is mainly felt in the lower extremities, especially the feet. With circulation problems of the foot, any infection will heal more slowly, leaving you prone to more complications, and even possible amputation.

One way to combat this condition is by the use of especially designed diabetic socks.

What are diabetic socks?

Well, they are designed around the special needs of diabetics… mainly the problems that arise from poor circulation of the feet and lower legs. Regular socks tend to bind to the feet and, or around, the lower calves. This is not only uncomfortable but in some cases they can actually restrict blood flow. They are not very giving and offer little to no cushion when walking.

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