In this article I would like to give you a little introduction to the topic “diabetic socks”. I want to show you why it is convenient to take Diabetic socks.
In doing so, we address the issue of why wearing diabetic socks can be considered as a preventative measure and how you can prevent infection and injury on your feet.
I’ll also show you which types of diabetic socks exist and how they can be just right for you depending on your problems.
Why should I wear diabetic socks?
Surely you know it too, if you wear incisive socks that leave deep impressions. Usually one notices this and changes the socks accordingly.
For diabetics, unfortunately, the situation looks a bit different. So many suffer from a disturbed sense of pain, which is often associated with the diabetic foot syndrome.
In this case the foot is the big weak spot. This is because they tend to increase sweat production. This, in turn, makes you vulnerable to injury and infection.
In addition, fungal infections, distress, pressure points and increased corneal formation are often associated with the diabetic foot.
The increased sweat production also causes the feet to be dry and cracked. For this reason, daily diabetic foot care is crucial.
A neglect of care quickly leads to infections and that the already poorly healing wounds significantly increase the risk of amputation.
In short, the wearing of diabetic socks thus makes everyday life easier and helps to prevent an exacerbation of the diabetic foot syndrome.
It is also important to know that diabetics suffer from circulatory disorders. When the socks cut, it blocks blood flow.
This in turn causes the feeling in the legs and feet to continue to decrease. The pressure on the feet is perceived not or only greatly mitigated.
You should always make sure that the toe seam is handcorded. This is important because only this whiteness can prevent injuries to the toes.
Diabetic socks are also suitable for people without diabetes
Actually, it is not really worth opening a chapter for this question. However, I do it anyway. Simply stated, non-diabetics can also carry diabetic socks.
Even non-diabetics often suffer from incisive socks that leave deep impressions. For these are especially silver socks recommended.
These white ones have some intriguing abilities that can greatly ease one’s everyday life. More will follow in the next chapter.
What types of diabetic socks are there
Basically you can say that there are different types of diabetic socks. To which kind a diabetic socks belongs now decides the material composition.
Most diabetic socks are made of cotton, bamboo or silver fabrics (silver socks). At this point we will change the structure of the text and I will try to show you with examples, when you should choose which type of diabetic socks:
Venous-friendly diabetic socks
Venous-friendly diabetic socks are 80 percent cotton and stretchable up to a circumference of about 45 cm. Like all other diabetic socks, they do not have a rubber band.
This sock type is characterized by having an extremely flat hand-toed toe seam. This makes them perfect for sensitive people.
Diabetic socks made of cotton
Cotton diabetic socks have the highest possible cotton content. Most of this is 90% or higher. The fact that the cotton has such a high proportion, the socks are really good elastic.
Again, no rubber threads and a hand-linked toe seam are used. Cotton socks for diabetics are suitable for sensitive skin.
Silver socks white have some advantages which are interesting especially for non-diabetics. So they behave antibacterial and are also infectious and odor-inhibiting.
This is because the silver-plated thread in the sock reflects the heat back into the foot. The thermal and electrical conductivities also ensure that the static charge keeps the foot warm.
As a diabetic, it is important that you take to silver socks with a so-called soft waistband, so to get socks without gum. This is important so that the blood circulation is not hindered.
Extra wide diabetic socks
Short socks are stretchable up to a circumference of 42 cm. This variant of a Diabikersockens are the extra wide variant of this stocking. If your foot is swollen or bruised, this sock type is ideal for you.
Combined with the handketched toe seam, this reduces the potential friction points that your foot could have and thus prevents infection and injury.