Diabetes, sadly, is not an incredibly rare condition that only affects a tiny percentage of the human population. It’s a very real disease that has afflicted many people of different age ranges. And while the initial illness itself, that being a high level of blood sugar, doesn’t seem all that serious, there are many complications arising from this that can have a serious impact on your health.
Stroke, kidney failure, eye damage and even comas are all potential side-effects that come from diabetes. And while diabetics need to monitor their blood sugar and insulin levels to ensure these serious afflictions don’t happen, they also need to watch their feet.
Feet can be a hidden but especially important point of health consideration for someone with diabetes. Because your feet are one of the furthest points away from your heart, circulation, which is always weakest in this area, now becomes an even more pressing issue with diabetes.
Without proper care, lower circulation combined with diabetes can result in the loss of feeling in your feet, making you even more vulnerable to injury and illness. Blisters that other people might notice much earlier can go undetected without daily inspection. Cuts, sores, or even the gradual change of shape of your foot due to painful pressures that you can no longer feel may go undetected for too long a period of time.
If this goes on for too long, the worst case scenario is that you your feet may either become infected or degrade in health so much that amputation may be necessary. Fortunately for most people, regular medical check ups and careful attention to body health will usually not let things get this far, but there are a few things people can do in between medical check-ups to ensure that it’s not all up to the doctor to fix a problem that’s already in progress.
If you’re diabetic, one of the first things you should do for your feet is invest in diabetic socks. Socks for diabetes are specially constructed to not constrict specific parts of the leg the way ordinary retail socks do. In normal socks, there is usually a band at the top of the sock that squeezes the leg to hold the sock in place. For diabetics, this type of construction can seriously hinder circulation, making the foot even more vulnerable to foot ulcers.
Diabetic socks can also have moisture resistant properties, adding an extra layer of protection against fungus and infection that might be more difficult to detect or fend off with a diabetic condition. Our Pro-Tect line has a special range of socks specifically designed for diabetics that needed extra levels of care and protection around their feet to ensure not just comfort, but added medical support.
It’s always important to take care of your feet, but for diabetics, there’s a much greater medical imperative to do so. Our Pro-Tect socks for diabetics have been specifically designed to help address these needs.