Diabetic socks are special socks that feature padded soles, moisture-wicking materials, and a seamless design. All of these characteristics help keep feet in healthy condition.
Diabetic socks increase circulation to the feet, cushion the soles of the feet, and keep the skin dry. This is important because diabetics are more susceptible to foot injuries, poor circulation, and fungal infections.
Diabetic socks are not the same as compression socks and they should not be used interchangeably. Compression stockings create pressure on the legs to increase blood flow to the heart, whereas diabetic socks increase blood flow to the feet. Compression socks apply too much pressure to the feet, which can lead to foot ulcers and other problems in diabetics. Be sure to speak with your doctor to determine which footwear product is best for your condition. For more tips on keeping your feet healthy, see our blog on diabetic foot care.
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