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Sock Doctor explains why diabetic socks are needed and the health benefits of wearing them.
Diabetes causes high blood glucose levels that can lead to blood vessel and nerve damage throughout the body, often affecting the feet and toes. This can be painful and can cause a numbness that makes it easier for a cut, blister or infection to go unnoticed. Furthermore, with reduced circulation, any wound can take longer to heal. Thus, diabetic socks like these from Sock Doctor are designed to support a critical aspect of diabetes management: foot care.
What makes a good quality diabetic sock?
Diabetic socks are designed specifically to keep feet dry, to prevent chafe or blisters and to help circulation. Here’s what to look for in a quality diabetic sock, recommended by podiatrists.
Made from breathable material
If you have diabetes and you’re concerned about foot care, you need socks that will keep your feet dry. These diabetic socks from Sock Doctor are made from bamboo and mohair.
The capillary nature of mohair means that it has natural wickability and absorbs moisture quickly, keeping feet dry. The natural breathability and smooth fibres of mohair and bamboo also prevent the build-up of bacteria and keep feet odour-free.
Antibacterial and hypoallergenic
Bamboo has an inherent antibacterial agent, called bamboo kun, that helps prevent fungal infections and is completely hypoallergenic.
A raised seam in normal socks can cause friction, chafe and blisters. Diabetic socks are seam-free.
Don’t have an elastic bite
If you have diabetes, you’ll want to steer clear of any socks that impede circulation. Diabetic socks have a non-restrictive top to prevent elastic bite.
Always stay in place
Blisters and chafe are caused by a sock moving and rubbing against the shoe and the foot. Diabetic sock design in these socks from Sock Doctor see a high tab on the heel (for a short sock) or a super soft graduated fit (for a longer sock). These socks will stay in place for ultimate comfort.
Fully cushioned foot
A fully cushioned mohair foot offers maximum moisture absorption and protection (and huge comfort factor, too).
Why DSA endorses Sock Doctor’s diabetic socks
These diabetic socks from Sock Doctor are insanely comfortable. They’re made from the very best materials (bamboo and mohair); and the cushioned sole (plus no tight elastic or hard seams) leave your feet feeling fully supported and protected. For long hikes, runs, day-to-day wear, these socks are 100% worth the investment.