Diabetes and How It Affects Legs and Feet
Over time, diabetes can cause damage to the nervous system and decrease circulation, particularly in the extremities like the legs and feet. As the damage continues, people with diabetes commonly experience loss of sensation and slower recovery from cuts and other wounds. The loss of sensation can progress to the point that a diabetic is unable to feel foot injuries. A longer recovery time for diabetics means that even the smallest cuts can become highly problematic. As infection chances increase over time, people with diabetes experience a much greater risk of losing a limb from a simple foot injury.
Socks for Diabetics
Our diabetic socks for men are special hosiery for diabetics with sensitive feet. Diabetic plus size socks are designed to help improve blood flow, keep feet dry, and protect against abrasions and blistering. These socks feature loose cuffs on the top that do not dig in on the legs. Along with not leaving an imprint, this aids in leg circulation. Another benefit of these socks is the ability to keep moisture to a minimum. A special fiber blend absorbs and transfers moisture to the outer surface. This allows for a much faster evaporation of sweat. Lastly, socks for diabetics have more padding on the bottom for extra comfort and protection.
Who Are They Best Suited For?
Diabetic extra wide socks are specially made for people with diabetes. However, they also benefit those with neuropathy, swelling in the legs from high blood pressure, edema, arthritis, leg circulation problems, or anyone that just want more comfort. These hosiery are versatile. They can treat a wide range of foot ailments, making them an aid to anyone experiencing foot and leg troubles.
Versatility of our Socks
Even though socks for diabetics are specifically made to treat leg and foot issues, they look just like regular socks. Anyone can wear them without standing out. There are low cut and diabetic ankle socks styles that are great for casual attire. The diabetic crew socks and over the calf style in darker colors are wonderful as dress socks. Regardless of the cut, these socks are versatile enough to use during physical or day-to-day activities without drawing extra attention. Our socks come in a variety of colors and lengths to suit any style preference. We offer men's size 10-13 and 13-15 for larger feet.
Special Features and Benefits
One of the benefits of wearing these special socks is improved leg circulation. They are designed with loose and non-elastic sock cuffs. This promotes blood flow by not binding the legs. The sock tops are loose but they still stay up on the legs.
Besides better circulation, our socks help keep the feet drier. Right below the tops, there is a light mesh that allows air to flow through. This mesh also provides support and prevents the sock from falling down. In addition to the mesh, the material we have chosen helps wick moisture away. We have tested and discovered the perfect blend of cotton and nylon to help keep feet dry. The cotton absorbs moisture from the feet while the nylon brings it to the surface. Wicking moisture allows for quick drying.
Socks for diabetics are also more comfortable than normal socks. They come with added cushion on the bottom of the foot. This provides support, comfort, and protection against abrasions. Another way we minimize foot irritation is by using non-invasive toe seams. This helps to prevent socks from rubbing against the toes.
Our socks are made to fit well and hold their shape. This is made possible by using a reinforced heel and toe. The nylon blend also helps to hold the shape of the sock and maintain a better fit. These socks are made to fit snugly without being tight. Badly constructed socks are often too loose and bunch up. This is uncomfortable and causes blisters to form.
Care Instructions for Socks
Properly caring for socks is important to extend their useful life. Taking care of our diabetic socks is easy. Just follow a few simple instructions. When washing, it is better to flip the sock inside out and wash on a low gentle cycle. Use non-abrasive and bleach free detergent, as one would with delicate clothing. Use only a low heat setting on the dryer or air dry the socks, as higher heat can damage the fabric. Do not iron or dry clean.
The legs and feet of diabetics face the biggest threat from diabetes. That is why people with diabetes should maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and maintain proper foot care. While diabetic socks cannot fully prevent foot complications from diabetes, they can help reduce risk and provide more comfort and protection without sacrificing style.