Everything you ever needed to know about diabetic socks
Posted 21st May 2021 by SOCKSHOPThere are many things people living with diabetes need to do to look after themselves and manage their condition. From regularly monitoring blood sugar levels to taking medications and eating well. Foot care is another crucial part of the equation to ward off blisters, infections and any complications. Diabetic socks are designed for this very reason, keeping feet dry, comfortable and blister-free, whilst also helping to promote good circulation.
What are diabetic socks?
Why is foot care important for people with diabetes?
What are the benefits of diabetic socks?
How do diabetic socks work?
Diabetic socks feature a number of special characteristics to look after your feet:
Seamless – Flat toe seams reduce rubbing, which can help to stave of blisters and sores.
Soft materials – Fine-textured fabrics, such as bamboo, are less abrasive against the skin.
Moisture wicking – Special materials wick away moisture to reduce the chance of rubbing.
Gentle cuffs – Keep socks up without squeezing the calves and restricting the blood flow.
Antimicrobial properties – Specialised anti-microbial materials prevent fungal infections.
Extra cushioning – Can help to reduce foot injuries and are especially useful for sports.
Where can I buy diabetic socks?
SOCKSHOP has an impressive collection of diabetic socks. Our selection includes specialist diabetic socks, which are specially engineered to ensure they don’t rub the skin and cause blisters. We also stock a variety of bamboo socks that have a hand linked flat toe seam and a gentle grip cuff. Both of which make them ideal for anyone who has diabetes and would like the added comfort and reassurance that these socks offer.
Having the right toe seams, cuffs and material are important when it comes to choosing the right diabetic socks. A prerequisite of diabetic socks is that they must be soft and smooth to prevent abrasion, which is where the silky-soft feel of natural materials like bamboo and wool really come into their own. It’s also better if they’re neither bulky nor tight, which is why comfortable toe seams and gentle cuffs are extra useful.
Check out our selection of diabetic socks at www.sockshop.co.uk. For more information about any of our SOCKSHOP products or for help with orders, please contact us on 08000 195 667.