Women's Cotton Diabetic Crew Socks – DIABETIC SOCK CLUB

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According to most studies, women with diabetes are more affected by different types of skin sensitivities, especially in the lower leg and foot area, compared to men with diabetes. People with diabetes indeed have notoriously sensitive feet caused by nerve damage, or what is also known as diabetic neuropathy. This neuropathy can lead to increased sensitivity, tingling sensations, numbness, pain, and discomfort. 

Women who have diabetes can develop diabetic neuropathy, but these risk factors can make them more likely to get nerve damage.

  • Poor blood sugar control- uncontrolled blood sugar means your blood sugar is too high and puts you at risk of every diabetes complication that can damage your nerves.
  • Being overweight- a bodyweight greater than what is considered healthy (Having a body mass of 25 and above) can increase your risk of diabetic neuropathy.
  • Smoking shrinks and hardens your arteries, causing you to reduce the blood flow in your legs and feet, resulting in difficulty in healing wounds in your body and damaging your peripheral nerves.
  • Kidney Disease- the high level of sugar in the blood damages tiny filtering units of each kidney and eventually leads to kidney failure. Around 20 - 30 percent of people develop kidney disease, which can lead to nerve damage.
  • A history of diabetes in the family- type 2 diabetes can be hereditary. This doesn't guarantee you will develop it if your mother or father has or has diabetes, but this means that you have a greater chance of having type 2 diabetes.

What Happens When Women Have Diabetic Neuropathy?

Researchers think that uncontrolled high blood sugar levels cause diabetic neuropathy. The sustained damage from it affects the nerves, causing it to interfere with their ability to send signals to the brain properly. High blood sugar also damages the walls of the small blood vessels called capillaries, which causes them to weaken. These are the vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the body. That's why it's so easy for women with diabetes to become unaware of the state of their hands or, most of the time, their legs and feet. 

Women with diabetes can easily have open wounds, sores, cuts, blisters on their legs and feet without noticing right away. And with these diabetic foot ulcers going unnoticed, infections and other serious complications may arise.

Can Diabetic Neuropathy Be Prevented?

It is better to be guided by a specialist or a doctor, but the suggestions that can reduce the risk of having diabetic neuropathy include:

  • Maintain blood sugar levels within the target range. This ranges within 70 to 99 mg/dL (3.9 to 5.5 mmol/L).
  • Workout or exercise regularly, keep your body active this helps the blood to circulate in your body better.
  • Maintain a weight that is suitable for your height.
  • STOP SMOKING, smoking destroys your body, and your body needs to stay healthy to function well.
  • Reduce your blood pressure and lipid (fat) by changing your lifestyle and diet. This may also involve medications that you need to take as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Have an appointment with a doctor if you feel any early symptoms, including pain, numbness in your feet, to do preventative measures.
  • Have your feet checked by a specialist such as a doctor, podiatrist, diabetes educator, or if you have symptoms and signs of problems with your feet and legs.

What To Look Out For

Here are some of the things that women with diabetes need to look out for to know if they are experiencing diabetic foot ulcers caused by diabetic neuropathy.

  • Lost your ability to feel pain, heat, and cold
  • Skin changes. Dry and easily cracked skin
  • Calluses, warts, or corns
  • Poor circulation or poor blood flow
  • Sores or wounds called Foot ulcers. Mostly found on the ball of the foot or the bottom of the big toe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Infections

How To Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Here are some things you can do to prevent experiencing Diabetic Foot Ulcers:

  • Check your feet regularly. Schedule a time every day when you can check your foot for sores, blisters, wounds, callouses. And remember, don't treat them by yourself no matter how minor it is
  • Bathe and clean your feet properly and then keep them dry. This also includes your toenails.
  • Make sure you position yourself in a way that blood flows properly.
  • Check your blood sugar regularly.
  • Wear diabetic socks and shoes. There are lots of footwear available that's made especially for people with diabetes. These socks and shoes offer extra support and cushion and are non-binding.

Are Diabetic Socks Better Than Regular Socks?

High-quality diabetic socks are made from a blend of materials that are both comfortable and durable. In addition to being made from comfortable and breathable fabrics, diabetic socks are made with as few seams as possible. Seams can irritate and cause pressure points on sensitive diabetic feet, so diabetic socks must limit the number of seams.

Here are some traits that regular socks have that may work well for people who do not have diabetes but would not work for people who have diabetes:

  • Seams that may irritate the feet and the toes
  • Made of Non-wicking material like cotton. It does not repel moisture
  • No padding
  • Heavy elastic that restricts blood flow

Compared to how most Diabetic socks are made:

  • Seamless or have flat seams
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Made with non-elastic binding
  • Padded soles
  • Antibacterial Properties

Are There Diabetic Socks For Active And On-The-Go Women?

Get protection for work or play with cotton diabetic crew socks. These specially-designed socks have cushioning to help to prevent injury to the feet and lower legs whether you're on the job or out for a hike. The physician-approved socks are machine-washable, moisture-wicking, and anti-blister to keep your foot worries to a minimum.

Extra stretch in the top of the sock prevents blood flow restriction without falling down to your ankles. Available in a variety of colors, these socks can be worn daily--no matter what your schedule looks like. Like all of our socks, these are made in the USA and come with a 100% Quality Guarantee.

Experience Ultimate Foot Care with Diabetic Crew Socks

Foot care is a vital component of diabetes management. To keep your feet injury-free and healthy, you need high-quality, comfortable, and well-fitting diabetic socks. Using our specialty, Women's Cotton Diabetic Crew Socks keeps feet dry, free from fungus, improve blood flow, and provide cushioning. These features help in keeping your feet healthy and free from potential injuries.

Why You Need Cotton Diabetic Crew Socks?

Diabetic women usually have sensitive feet due to insufficient blood flow and may suffer from different foot conditions and injuries. Their feet need more protection than others. Wearing the right pair of socks is crucial for women with diabetes.

Our uniquely designed diabetic crew socks safeguard their feet from developing other problems ensuring comfort and health. Most diabetic women also develop neuropathy, edema, and vascular disease. Neuropathy damages nerves, which results in loss of sensation in the feet and legs.

Without properly functioning nerves, it is impossible to feel hot or cold sensations or if there is a sore or cut on the feet. This loss of sensation can cause severe conditions and infections. The vascular disease makes blood vessels narrow. It decreases the flow of blood to the legs and feet, resulting in slow healing of any cuts, wounds, or sores. This also increases the chances of ulcer development.