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What Type Of Socks Should I Wear?

What Type Of Socks Should I Wear?

Fall is here with a rainbow of stylish socks and hosiery hitting the market. Novelty socks look fun but might not be the right choice for people with diabetes. Find out the best type of socks to wear with diabetes to protect your feet and help them feel great. People with diabetes are more likely to experience foot problems due to nerve damage and circulatory issues. Diabetes also changes your body’s ability to combat infections. Blood vessel damage can cause less oxygen and blood to reach the feet. As a result, breaks in the skin or sores can develop into deep skin ulcers. Avoid crossing your legs for extended periods of time as it cuts off circulation. Select proper footwear and treat your feet right. Taking care of your feet is essential to avoid skin ulcers that could lead to serious infections. Check your feet everyday for dryness, sores, cuts, blisters and cracking. Wash them daily with warm water and mild soap then dry them completely. Use a foot cream or lotion regularly. Do not use cream between your toes. Consider using powder between your toes to keep the risk of fungus decreased. Trim your toenails correctly, using a toe nail clipper. Trim them straight across to avoid ingrown toenails. Use a soft file to round out the edges. Get a foot exam from your health provider at least once a year. Better yet, take off your shoes and socks at every visit. Always keep your blood sugar under control. If you smoke, quit right away to avoid additional circulatory problems. Never walk barefoot. Wear slippers at home and water shoes at the pool or beach to keep feet safe. Avoid open shoes such as thongs or sandals that leave your feet vulnerable to injury. Choose practical closed shoes that feel comfortable. Have your feet measured to make sure your shoes fit correctly. C Continue reading >>

Cold Feet | Diabetic Connect

Cold Feet | Diabetic Connect

I grew up in a cold house and have always had cold feet. Now, though, the cold is a little different, in the summer especially. This last summer was the first summer that I wore socks. My toe joints will get cold and hurt. So now summer means socks and the blanket on my feet in bed. I have the same problem - frozen feet. I do go thru times in the day where they're better or worse. I generally wear normal athletic socks at work in tennis shoes, but once I'm at home (and shoeless) - I wear these: (World's Softest Socks).They're kinda pricy, but they last FOREVER and they're SO soft and squishy and warm! I also add on these on particularly bad days: (LLBean Wicked Good Slippers)- again, kinda pricey, but SO WORTH IT. I can't wait until the summer. :( I'm tired of cold toes. My feet stay cold, and I have just accepted that. Feels like I walk on jello at times, so I just keep moving as much as possible. For me it is normal. My feet are always cold and this has been going on since I was a kid. In air conditioning and cold weather my feet and hands are always freezing. I wear socks all winter. I have also found that ladies slippers never warm my feet so I this winter I bought men's slippers. Now my feet are toasty. The heat vent blows across my bed so my I can't wear socks to bed because my feet end up being too hot. Hi Cheryl another thing came to mind. If you notice that your toes and the tips of your fingers (for me from tips to the first finger joint) turn blue or purple you might have Renaud's Syndrome. It is a circulation problem. If so, see your doctor. Take care of yourself. No, it is not normal. But, now that you have diabetes you are not normal. I am not normal either. What the heck I just ware wool socks in the winter. I have that more in the winter as well. Our ci Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Cold Feet: Prevention And Treatment Tips

Diabetes And Cold Feet: Prevention And Treatment Tips

Do you sometimes feel as though your feet are in the Arctic while the rest of you is in the Bahamas? The cold feet phenomenon is one of those strange side effects of diabetes that can definitely affect your quality of life. Understanding what causes it and how to treat it can go a long way toward making you more comfortable. What causes cold feet? For some, the thought of walking down the aisle causes cold feet; for those with diabetes, the issue isn't as quaint. "In most cases of patients with diabetes that complain of 'cold feet', it can be attributed to one of two causes, vascular insufficiency or diabetic neuropathy," said Gary F. Stones, DPM, President of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. "I have found in my experience that it is often the latter, but may have a component of small vessel disease often seen in diabetics." Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, sometimes known as DPN, is one of the most common underlying problems that leads to cold feet. It can also lead to tingling, burning, sharp pains or cramps, sensitivity to touch or numbness of the feet. You feet might seem warm to the touch, but they feel cold to you. The symptoms might be much worse at night. Though it can be tempting to simply dunk your feet in warm or hot water, that's the last thing you should do. "Never soak your feet in hot water," Dr. Stones cautioned. "This can lead to thermal injury and in some cases have disastrous consequences, especially in someone with DPN and underlying vascular insufficiency." You should also avoid heating pads or hot water bottles, as these can cause burns. These home remedies might help you overcome the annoying feeling of ice-cold feet: Wear warm socks and shoes most of the time. Always wear warm socks to bed. Invest in an electric blanket and turn i Continue reading >>

Therapeutic Diabetic Alpaca Socks

Therapeutic Diabetic Alpaca Socks

These therapeutic diabetic or loose top alpaca socks are ideal forindividuals with troubled, sensitive, and/or diabetic feet. Loose enough for sleeping, comfortable enough for day in day out wear. Our therapeutic socks have a regular sock weight so that shoes fit fine, keeping feet warm, dry and happy.Soft and cozy, the breathable alpaca provides thermal insulation keeping feet warmer than other socks, while expelling moisture and odor. The extra wide leg ribbing, smooth seam stitching and a comfort band add to their extremely comfortable fit. Warrior Brand Alpaca socks are made from all-natural alpaca and other microfibers, which won't dig into irritate feet or irritate them further. They are 100% wool-free and hypoallergenic, and can be machine washed. Don't be confused by content! More alpaca isn't always better. The content must fit the use of the socks. Many components have to be weighed in order to compose the finest alpaca socks. We have extensively researched and created the finest blend for the longest wear, best performance & easiest care. For more information on alpaca read our article "What Makes Alpaca So Special" Our proprietary blend contains: 47Alpaca/38Acrylic/9Nylon/6Lycra(C) Blends are copy protected based on style and part of Warrior Alpaca Socks intellectual property. *Therapeutic socks will not cure or remedy any illnesses, however they will not restrict circulation. Continue reading >>

Find The Right Diabetic Socks

Find The Right Diabetic Socks

Diabetes is a chronic illness that can require lifelong treatment and care. Many complications can occur, some of which affect the feet. If you have diabetes, you’re at risk of developing serious complications like foot infections. Not attending to diabetic foot care carefully and consistently can lead to amputation of the toes, feet, or even the entire leg below the knee. Practicing good foot care, such as choosing appropriate socks, is essential for preventing possible complications. People with diabetes are at risk for complications associated with having high blood sugar levels. One such complication is nerve damage (neuropathy). The most common type of neuropathy affects the nerves in the feet. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include: numbness in the feet and toes sharp pains in the feet that are worse at night tingling or burning sensations in the feet muscle weakness foot deformities and ulcers If you have diabetic neuropathy and have lost feeling in your feet, it’s possible to get injured and never feel it. A pebble stuck in your shoe, for instance, may rub against your foot and cause a small ulcer. If you don’t check your feet for these injuries, they can get worse and become infected. Good diabetic foot care means checking your feet every day for injuries, blisters, and infections. It also means wearing footwear that helps prevent injuries. There are many different types of socks for people with diabetes. Generally, they’re designed to minimize foot injuries and keep feet dry and warm. Finding the right pair means selecting socks that best meet your needs. Here are some characteristics of diabetic socks: seamless: Socks with seams can rub against your skin and cause blisters or ulcers. Most diabetic socks are made without them moisture-wicking: Keeping Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Cold Feet

Diabetes And Cold Feet

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels in the body over a prolonged period of time. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes that leads to cold feet. It can also lead to tingling, burning, sharp pains or cramps, sensitivity to touch or numbness of the feet. Heat Holders arenon-binding, diabetic friendly and provide relief from cold feet due to circulation problems.We receive many reviews from customers who suffer from diabetes and have discoveredHeat Holders! Read the reviews from real customers below and tryHeat Holders today ! "I have had type 1 diabetes for 36 years and my feet are always cold. I think I've tried just about every sock on the market and NONE of them performed as well as Heat Holders. Within seconds of putting them on my feet warm up and stay warm! Love, love, love, them!!!" -Mary D. "I wear them to bed & they really work to keep my extra cold feet warm. I have diabetes & these are non-binding, so they do not hurt my feet." -Linda M. "I am diabetic and my feet stay cold during winter. I have tried everything. My Granddaughter gave me these socks for Christmas and they are the warmest I have ever tried. I promptly ordered 2 more pairs. They are great." -Gary K. "I bought these for my 75 year old father. He is diabetic and has poor circulation. He also has no fat pad on the bottom of his feet, so, being anatomically incorrect his feet are very sensitive. Diabetes and poor circulation leaves him very cold. These keep him warm and are soft enough to keep sensitive feet as comfortable as possible. That these socks can fit this bill is amazing!" -Kristi T. "My husband is a diabetic who always complains of cold feet. With Heat Holders, the complaints stopped." -Gertrude G. "I am a diabe Continue reading >>

Warm Socks For My Freezing Feet

Warm Socks For My Freezing Feet

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Can anyone recommend a brand of nice warm socks to help my poor freezing feet? I bought some Merino wool hiking socks from REI a while back but they don't really do much. I can't wear wool , I am allergic so I buy boot socks from Kohls. When it is really cold I will wear a thin sock and then a boot sock. When I go walking in the winter I have started to wear my hiking boots instead of my walking shoes. So far my feet are warm, my hands are frozen though. Yesterday I wore 2 pairs of gloves. I feel like I am a mummy by the time I put on all my layers. My feet are always cold. I wear socks with as much cotton as I can find, they just feel better to me. Around the house, I wear the socks and a good pair of slippers, outside, my shoes help keep them warm. I have found they stay warmer if I do not let them get to the icy cold stage before I start trying to warm them up.....put the stopper in the bathtub when you shower, let them soak in the water, dry them briskly, I apply vaseline right away, then my socks and slippers. Hope it helps, cold feet make me miserable. Hands down, I wear UGGS to keep my feet warm. Socks don't work for me and I really have never found slippers that I like. UGGS are awsome. These are the ones I LOVE! UGG The UGGS look really nice. I'll have to make a trip to Nordstrom's (or another store) and try them on. I have a high instep and have a hard time finding shoes that fit properly. I could use a good pair of house shoes, though. Has anyone tried Thorlos brand socks? I'm really looking for something for when I'm not at home (like working or out and about). I also have a very Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Cold Feet

Diabetes And Cold Feet

We’ve all heard of a bride or groom “getting cold feet” before walking down the aisle, but for people with diabetes, having cold feet takes on another meaning entirely. What causes cold feet? Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage, is one of the most common causes of cold feet. About sixty to seventy percent of people with diabetes develop some form of neuropathy over time. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is actually the cause of all kinds of symptoms, including tingling, burning, or sensitivity to touch. Your feet might seem warm to the touch, but feel cold to you. Symptoms may worsen at night. Poor circulation is another common cause of cold feet. Poor circulation makes it more challenging for your heart to pump warm blood to your extremities, keeping your feet cooler than the rest of your body. Peripheral artery disease, caused by clogged arteries in your legs, can reduce circulation and lead to cold feet. This could be a sign of something more serious, like increased risk for heart attack or stroke, but your doctor can usually detect it by checking the pulse in your legs. Certain medications, particularly those that cause blood vessels to constrict, can cause cold feet. Popular medications associated with cold feet are those to treat blood pressure, migraine headaches, and head colds. Talk to your pharmacist if you start to experience cold feet after starting a particular medication. Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by an underactive thyroid. Low levels of thyroid hormone interfere with your body’s metabolism, contributing to reduced circulation and colder feet. Other causes of cold feet Restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that causes funny sensations in your legs when at rest, such as creeping, crawling, aching—and, so Continue reading >>

Silver Steps Diabetic Wool Socks, 2 Pairs

Silver Steps Diabetic Wool Socks, 2 Pairs

To keep my feet warm is the snow where I live My husband likes them and they keep his feet warm my father needs socks that are comfortable and non-restricting. my husband is Diabetic his feet gets cold and I wanted him to try them Wool is a natural product that encourages good circulation in feet that need that. excellent fit and perfect choice for cold feet. Wool is best for feet with a sweating problem. I need a warm pair of scoks for sleeping and daily wear. warm, hopefully easier to put on than other socks. To keep my feet warm is the snow where I live My husband likes them and they keep his feet warm my father needs socks that are comfortable and non-restricting. My mother had an ankle replacement and suffers from some neuropathy in her foot/toes. my husband is Diabetic his feet gets cold and I wanted him to try them My husband says they are comfortable. Had ordered a pair two weeks ago said to order four more. excellent fit and perfect choice for cold feet. Wool is best for feet with a sweating problem. I need a warm pair of scoks for sleeping and daily wear. warm, hopefully easier to put on than other socks. My mother had an ankle replacement and suffers from some neuropathy in her foot/toes. My husband says they are comfortable. Had ordered a pair two weeks ago said to order four more. Continue reading >>

Best Diabetic Socks For Women And Men In 2017

Best Diabetic Socks For Women And Men In 2017

Best Diabetic Socks for Women and Men in 2017 This post is regarding Best diabetic socks for women and men and it will also tell you almost everything about men’s and women’s diabetic socks. Diabetic socks are made for people affected by diabetes, and Best diabetic socks for women and men are made with an excellent care without seams to reduce any blistering on the feet. Best diabetic socks for women and men are also specially designed to control moisture so that the fungal infection in the feet is significantly reduced. These diabetic socks are also provided with a lot of cushioning to prevent foot ulcers. For diabetic patients, the best toe socks for women are the socks that take good care of the skin and foot. People affected with diabetes are mostly affected with ulcers in the feet. Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires specialized treatment for lifetime and care. Diabetes can cause a lot of complications, and most of it can affect the feet as well. People affected with diabetes are seriously at risk of getting their feet affected to a great extent. If you don’t take serious concern about any infections about any problems in your feet when you are affected by diabetes, then it can lead to the amputation of the toes or legs or maybe the whole area below the leg and the knee or feet. So people with diabetes should be looking to take good care of their feet and need to look for the best-rated sock for diabetics and moisture wicking socks that help in keeping their feet in the best shape. People affected with diabetes along with high blood sugar levels are known to have severe complications in the central nervous system. One of the side effects of the damage in the nervous system affects the nerves in the feet to a great extent. Some of the symptoms of nervo Continue reading >>

Therapeutic Alpaca Socks For Diabetes

Therapeutic Alpaca Socks For Diabetes

Recently, we’ve had increased orders for heavyweight alpaca socks from clients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy in their feet. Good foot care practices are important for people with diabetes and word must be getting around that alpaca socks’ thermal qualities are ideal for those who suffer from chronic foot problems. Peripheral neuropathy, which affects feet and hands, is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy and it can leave sufferers with chronically cold feet. If there is one thing Norlander Sock Company hates, it is people suffering from cold feet! Our heavyweight alpaca socks are have super soft, terry lining and non-restrictive bands. The naturally hypoallergenic alpaca fiber means comfort for aching, cold feet and sensitive skin. Alpaca is warmer than wool and has similar thermal qualities but does not have the “prickly” wool feeling. Norlander heavyweight alpaca socks thick, heavy- duty Alpaca fiber is three times warmer than wool but smoother to the touch so it is non-irritating to sensitive feet. According to the American Diabetes Association, living with diabetic foot complications is a complex issue but wearing warm socks and avoiding excessive moisture are recommended measures. Alpaca fiber naturally retains warmth against the skin and wicks moisture. Wicking is the ability of the fiber to pull moisture from the skin’s surface toward the outer surface of the fabric, where it can evaporate. Because of alpaca’s natural moisture wicking properties, wearing Norlander Alpaca Socks keeps feet dry and hygienic which is also extremely beneficial for our diabetic customers. Norlander heavyweight socks are cushioned for extra comfort and very soft against sensitive, vulnerable skin. They are durable and can be machine washed so Norlander’s Alpa Continue reading >>

Got Cold Feet This Winter? It Could Be Your Diabetes!

Got Cold Feet This Winter? It Could Be Your Diabetes!

The cold weather brought by winter can make life really unpleasant for a diabetic. Your skin is probably feeling really dry this time of year, and you may not be as physically active as you’d like to be, which can leave you feeling lousy in more ways than one. Peripheral neuropathy — which causes numbness and pain in the hands and feet — is the most talked-about complication of diabetes, but there are other complications that may cause your feet to feel extremely cold. Image Source: LungesAndLace.com Diabetes Feet: Why Are My Feet So Cold All the Time? We often hear the term “cold feet” related to nerves — like when a groom-to-be gets “cold feet” at the altar. As you know, nerves are greatly affected by diabetes. You may not feel anxious or stressed-out, but Peripheral Arterial Disease or Diabetic Vasculopathy may be causing an abnormal chill in your extremities. “I can hardly ever walk around without socks because my feet are literally like ice to the touch,” writes one diabetes sufferer. Diabetes author and community educator William Lee Dubois suggested that poor blood circulation related to diabetes was likely the reason behind her condition. He recommended that she check her capillary response by pressing her finger firmly into the skin of her foot for a few seconds. Normally, the tissue lightens and the color returns in less than two seconds. If it takes longer than this, then circulation is poor. Image Source: CathyKennedyStories.blogspot.com Other Conditions That Cause Cold Feet In addition to diabetes and poor circulation diseases, your cold feet may be caused by: – Cold temperatures: Cover your feet up with socks and slippers! – Frostbite: Have you been outside in windy, sub-freezing temperatures for more than 15 minutes? – Hypothyroi Continue reading >>

Electic Socks... Foot Warmers?

Electic Socks... Foot Warmers?

Member Type 2... adjusting, with help from a great wife I live in the midwest and we have just had a terrific snow storm go through and after spending several hours out snow blowing, it dawned on me that a great Christmas gift might be feet warmers/electric socks. I surprised to see in several catalogs that several manufacturers did not recommend their battery operated socks for diabetics????? Don't get that. I'm a type 2 with a AC1 of 6.6 with no foot problems. I don't understand the risk, is ti worth the risk? Suggestions? D.D. Family Getting much harder to control That is becasue with neuropathy which I have many diabetics cant feel it, if it gets to hot you would get a burn. More than anything I think there trying to protect there butt. D.D. Family diabetic since 1997, on insulin 2000 Go ahead and get some it is only if you have no feeling left in the feet would it bew a problem. I have seen the same warning about taking hot baths. i think if you have no feeling in feet they feel you could burn them. I've never had the socks but I couldn't believe they would get hot enough to burn anyone. There is nothing worse than frozen feet when you are out in the cold. I buy those boot socks and they usually keep my feet toasty. My husband uses the wool socks, they make me itch so I have to avoid them. D.D. Family T2 dx 3/07, tx w/very lo carb D&E Met, bolus R I think the point is that mechanical things malfunction and if you have impaired sensitivity, greater damage can be done before realizing it. 'Veni, Vidi, Velcro' - I came, I saw, I stuck around. I wear Smartwool socks everywhere. They're thick and keep your feet warm. They're thickness helps with neuropathy. In the summer the wool wicks away sweat during the hikes. It gets deathly cold here, yesterday it was -15 F and I Continue reading >>

8 Ways To Warm Up Your Diabetes Management This Winter

8 Ways To Warm Up Your Diabetes Management This Winter

8 Ways to Warm Up Your Diabetes Management This Winter Dont let winter freeze out your diabetes management plan. Here's how to warm up your routine and keep your blood sugar in control all season. Winter brings much more than just shorter days, longer nights, and colder temperatures. The winter season can actually affect diabetes management. According to a study published in the November 2014 issue of Medicine , people with type 1 diabetes tended to have slightly higher A1C in the winter. While the same was not shown for people with type 2 diabetes in the study, its still a good idea to review your management plan as the temperature drops and adjust your daily routine to the weather. The way your lifestyle changes during winter has the biggest effect on diabetes management, says Michael McDermott, MD , a professor of medicine and director of the endocrinology and diabetes practice at the University of Colorado in Denver. Decreased activity levels top the list of concerns, he adds. When the weather gets cold, people spend less time being active outside and may lose motivation to exercise , too as well as eat more hearty and rich comfort foods. Exercise is the best defense against insulin resistance, says Joel Schnure, MD , medical director of endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington and an associate professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The combination of exercising less and eating more means you risk weight gain, he adds, and that can make diabetes control more challenging. Follow these tips to keep warm this winter while staying on top of your diabetes management plan: Wear warm socks and proper footwear. When dressing for cooler temperatures, pay particular attention to your feet . Make sure that they Continue reading >>

Diabetic Socks

Diabetic Socks

Tweet Protect iT Socks A new sock brought to the UK by Reed Medical could help prevent these problems developing - reducing the risk of amputation - and is recommended by the Vice Chairman of SOCAP. The PROTECT iT™ sock is a unique design from Switzerland that acts as a second skin and uses the latest technology to: Battle bacteria Eliminate friction Protect sore-prone areas Support arches Wick away moisture Regulate temperature Reflexa Diabetic Socks Reflexa’s Diabetic Socks can help you prevent complications of diabetic foot as they contain a new synthetic yarn called Celliant. Celliant has been clinically proven to relieve pain, promote quicker wound healing, improve sleep quality, heighten athletic performance and help to regulate body temperature. These revolutionary fibres are woven into the sock to help increase blood oxygen levels while retaining heat to keep feet warm. They also feature a flat toe seam (i.e. are seam-free) and do not feature binding. Skinnies Socks Skinnies socks are classified as a class 1 medical device Skinnies Therapeutic Socks has specialist composite yarn used to absorb some moisture while helping retention of emollients and creams to effectively hydrate the skin. Its properties are such that it also removes any allergenic elements of its construction away from contact with your skin while keeping the foot safe and clean. Skinnies Therapeutic socks are 86% Viscose, 11% Nylon & 3% Elastane and do not restrict blood flow, relieve tired feet and aching legs and give protection for your toes. Featuring a low powered stretch, with no actual compression of the foot, they do stay in place despite having seam-free technology. This removes the risk of blisters and calluses and the sock also has no tight rib on the top edge. Silver Socks Do you Continue reading >>

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