Management of foot health while diabetic is just as important as the rest of your body. Nerve damage can decrease sensation and means you may not notice injuries or swelling. Here are some vital points to keep in mind for wearing socks:
- Keeping your feet dry- Diabetic socks are specially designed for breathability. Sweat-wicking fabric and copper inlaid into the material helps keep your feet cool, even in tighter fitting shoes.
- Decrease the risk of cuts and scrapes- Socks add an extra barrier against your shoes and the elements. They can help prevent chaffing, rubbing, and cuts from small things.
- Enhanced blood circulation- Your circulatory systems can be damaged due to high blood sugar levels, and diabetic socks can increase the amount of blood flow to your feet. This is necessary for diminished numbness.