Last time, I talked about getting diabetic socks for my dad. Well, now after talking to doctors, I have a new healthy appreciation for what these hosiery do. Diabetic socks are now becoming popular amongst people who don’t even have anything wrong with them. This may be difficult for some people to understand, mainly because people don’t know what they are or what they are used for. In order to actually understand why someone would want to wear them, we should look at why they’re good for someone who has diabetes to wear.
These socks were first produced specifically for people who had diabetes. While this is a disease that relates to the body’s ability to control blood levels and its sensitivity whenever it comes to high sugar intake. Of course, it does incur other problems. One of these problems is that diabetics are more prone to developing foot ulcers and other types of foot issues. For this reason, diabetic socks were first created.
Diabetic socks are designed to increase the circulation within your feet while also controlling the moisture levels there. This provides additional protection in case you start to get an infection, which is important because you could lose feeling there and then you wouldn’t even notice that you had a cut or a bruise on your foot.
Since people have been able to achieve great results by wearing diabetic socks other people have begun to purchase and wear them instead of regular socks. These socks can protect them from too much sweat and the possibility of developing blisters. This is great news for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet, is active at the gym or is a professional athlete.
These are great socks that have been designed to be quite similar to the compression socks that are also quite commonly found in stores today. The main difference is that compression socks are made mainly to increase the blood flow throughout your legs. Of course, this is also something that diabetic socks can do for you as well. These socks work by applying a lot more pressure to your ankles or calves, which is then relieved the further up your leg you go. This is because diabetics oftentimes find themselves suffering from circulatory problems in the lower parts of their body, which can cause them to become numb and thus they won’t notice that they have issues with their feet.
Whether you choose to wear diabetic socks or compression socks you’ll still be able to almost instantaneously take note of the difference with the circulation in your legs. Both types of socks will help your calf muscle to utilize its pumping action more frequently so as to pump the blood in and out of your feet, back to your heart. This action will help to put an end to things like blood clots and blood pooling too.
Regardless as to whether or not you’re actually suffering from diabetes and are at a higher risk of developing foot problems or you don’t have diabetes but oftentimes find yourself dealing with feet fungus (i.e. athlete’s foot, foot ulcers), you will find that diabetic socks are a great way in which to keep your feet healthy. If you don’t have diabetes, you should talk to your doctor to make sure that he doesn’t have any other suggestions for you though. On the other hand, if you are diabetic, then you should definitely invest in these socks.