Our diabetic socks for women are made with quality materials and craftsmanship. Our diabetic womens socks features non-restrictive tops to help increase leg circulation and are available in a variety of colors and styles. All of our products are proudly made in the USA.
Higher than normal blood sugar is one of the many symptoms of diabetes. Both type I and type II diabetes can cause similar symptoms and damage, over time. Blood vessels and smaller capillaries in the feet and legs are often affected quite noticeably, through impaired blood flow. Therefore, proper foot care can go a long way in maintaining foot and leg health. When vascular damage occurs, diabetics may feel tingling or numbness, which dulls pain. This is known as diabetic neuropathy and can lead to further injury of the feet and legs. Fortunately, pretty diabetic socks for women can help protect and prevent damage to the feet and legs. Not only that, but they can also alleviate pain associated with intermittent blood flow and poor circulation.
Socks for diabetics are designed specifically to reduce the chances of injury. They are made of a soft fabric, which is gentle and controls humidity at the same time. Keeping the feet dry is important to avoid fungal and bacterial infections, which can negatively affect foot and leg health. Our ladies diabetic socks are sewn with smaller seams and fit closely without adding pressure. At the same time, our socks still stay up above the ankles. This is important, as people with diabetes must try to prevent damage and pain, rather than live with it.
Keeping the feet warm by improving blood flow helps nerves and skin of the legs and feet maintain integrity. The cuffs of the socks are designed not to bind and are made with a small weave for air circulation. All these characteristics are combined to provide better circulation for the legs and feet, without cutting off or interrupting blood flow.
A quality pair of women's diabetic socks should have toe seams that are not prominent. They should be thin enough to avoid rubbing the toes to create blisters. When diabetics experience foot swelling, the rubbing from the thick seams can quickly become too painful to bear.
Friction against the skin is greatest when it is wet. This is why it is so important to keep diabetic feet as dry as possible. Blisters often result when wet skin rubs on seams or fabric. No fabric can remove a high volume of moisture by merely absorbing it. That is why our socks are designed with nylon and cotton fabrics. Cotton is a natural material. It is used for its breath-ability and for greater overall comfort. Cotton performs well by absorbing moisture and by allowing air to pass through the fibers. Nylon doesn't absorb moisture, but is used for wicking moisture and adding stretch. It provides structure to keep socks in good shape. Moisture wicking, or moving moisture away from the skin, is important in overall foot care of diabetics. Moisture must be removed from the feet through the outer layer of the fabric in the socks to encourage quick drying. This is critical in preventing harmful bacteria and fungi from negatively affecting the feet. Diabetics have a harder time fighting such infections, once they start. The nylon and cotton blend in our socks for diabetics provides several functions to keep feet healthier. Blending the two fabrics together allows the benefits of both materials.
Socks should also provide some relief from the impact of hard surfaces, while also keeping the feet from rubbing the insides of shoes. Our socks feature padding in the heel and ball, for better protection from impact and rubbing. The padding should never make the shoes feel constricting. By shortening the weave of the fabric, thicker padding is created in critical areas.
Trying on socks requires attention to detail, such as how they fit in the heel and toe areas. The should fit snugly against the skin without sagging. A sock that is too long will bunch in the toe, creating pressure and unwanted rubbing. Short socks can slide down into the shoe, creating problems like rubbing and blistering in other areas. The seams should fit flatly along the top of the toes. Heavy padding in the socks can be comfortable and supportive, as long as there is plenty of room in the shoes and the fit is comfortable. Tight shoes are not healthy for diabetics and can lead to blisters or unnecessary moisture. When trying on shoes with heavily padded socks, a bigger shoe may be needed to avoid pinching and tightness.
Sock height is usually based on personal preference or use. Diabetic quarter socks and low cut socks are more comfortable for athletic and physical activities in warmer weather. Crew and long diabetic socks are suitable to be worn in boots to protect the legs from rubbing at the top. Socks should rise at least to the top of the boot, if not higher. Higher socks may be needed for high top boots. Socks that fit properly and work with the specific type of footwear, go a long way in maintaining proper foot health for those with diabetes. The right socks can help prevent injuries and infection, which affects foot function, circulation, and comfort.
Selecting the right socks for diabetic feet will improve overall comfort. They can also prevent further negative effects of diabetes including infection, poor leg circulation, blisters and sores, and foot pain from abrasions. While the right socks can help, choosing supportive, comfortable, well-fitting shoes will also keep feet healthier. Some other measures to maintain foot health include frequent monitoring and good control of blood sugar levels. Checking feet daily for any signs of damage or infection will help to maintain proper foot health. Wearing a good pair of diabetic socks for ladies may not always prevent complications. However, they can help reduce the risk additional problems associated with poor foot circulation and infection.