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Why Wear Diabetic Socks?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are probably familiar with the importance of diabetic foot care. Diabetes can cause two major foot problems: diabetic neuropathy, where the diabetic is unable to feel heat, cold, pain, or cuts on their feet, and peripheral vascular diabetes, which affects blood flow and prevents cuts and sores from healing properly.

Diabetic socks can be used in a diabetic foot care regimen. Most diabetic socks are seamless and are designed to provide more pressure at the foot and less pressure on the calves to help maintain proper circulation to the lower extremities and prevent harmful problems from occurring. Diabetic socks can also prevent blood clots, and assist in relieving achy legs, which helps soothe foot-related discomfort.

For both men and women, diabetic socks typically range from ankle to knee-high in height. Diabetic socks are latex-free, non-constricting with mild graduated compression, and generally contain moisture wicking and antibacterial properties.

How to Care for a Family Member with Diabetes

Do you have a family member with diabetes? Diabetes requires them to make significant changes to their lifestyle and becomes a part of their everyday life. You can make a significant impact in their life by offering to help them manage their symptoms and live a healthy lifestyle. 
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Diabetic Socks vs. Compression Socks: What is the difference?

Diabetic socks are typically loose-fitting and are designed to protect your feet from moisture, added pressure and injuries, such as blisters and sores. Compression socks are snug-fitting and are designed to lessen fluid buildup and prevent blood from pooling in the lower legs and feet in those with circulation problems.

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