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What type of socks are best for diabetics?

As a diabetic, choosing the right socks can be just as important as choosing the right shoes. Socks that are too tight or too loose can cause irritation, blisters, and even lead to foot ulcers. In this article, we will discuss what type of socks are best for diabetics.

  1. Seamless Socks

Seams can cause irritation and rub against your skin, which can be especially problematic for diabetics. Seamless socks are made without any seams, making them much more comfortable to wear.

  1. Moisture-Wicking Socks

Sweaty feet can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to infections. Moisture-wicking socks are designed to pull moisture away from your feet, keeping them dry and reducing the risk of infection.

  1. Non-Binding Socks

Socks that are too tight can restrict blood flow to your feet, which can be dangerous for diabetics. Non-binding socks are designed to stay up without being too tight, reducing the risk of circulation problems.

  1. Padded Socks

Padded socks can provide extra cushioning and support, reducing the risk of blisters and foot injuries. Look for socks that have extra padding in the heel and ball of the foot.

  1. Compression Socks

Compression socks can improve circulation and reduce swelling, making them a good choice for diabetics who suffer from circulation problems. Make sure to choose compression socks with a moderate level of compression, as socks that are too tight can actually worsen circulation problems.

At Diabetic Sock Club, we offer a wide variety of socks that are specifically designed for diabetics. Our socks are made with high-quality materials and are designed to provide superior comfort, support, and protection for your feet. Check out our selection of diabetic socks today and experience the difference for yourself!

Sources:

American Diabetes Association: https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/foot-care/foot-wear-and-care
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-problems/foot-problems
Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-management/art-20046287
Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/socks-for-diabetics
Diabetes Self-Management: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/complications-prevention/diabetic-socks-what-to-know-before-you-buy/

    3 comments

    • If you have diabetic wool socks as advertised where can I find them>

      Nancy
    • You advertise wool diabetic socks but only show socks made from cotten.

      Duane
    • Do you have any calf sleeve, toeless socks?

      Gene Dailey

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