Frequently Asked Questions
Diabetic socks are specifically designed to optimise blood circulation and pressure point management, while keeping the feet dry and comfortable. Lightfeet diabetic socks are made with padded antibacterial and antifungal fabric to reduce the risk of infection and promote blood flow.
Wearing the right socks is an important part of foot care for diabetics, as diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow, which can lead to pain and injury in the feet.
Diabetes can cause nerve damage known as ‘diabetic neuropathy’, which can cause tingling, pain or loss of feeling in the feet. This can make it harder to feel injuries such as blisters, ulcers, cuts and sores, which can become infected.
Diabetes can also decrease the amount of blood flow in the feet, which can make it harder for cuts and sores to heal. In serious cases, a bad infection may never heal and lead to gangrene and even amputation of the toe, foot or leg.
With this in mind, proper foot care is very important to prevent problems for people with diabetes. Along with keeping blood sugar in check and maintaining a healthy diet, wearing diabetic socks can help reduce the risk of foot issues by promoting blood flow and keeping the feet dry and comfortable.
No. Diabetic socks are designed to optimise circulation, whereas compression socks gently constrict the lower legs to reduce swelling and allow blood to more easily return to the heart.
However, compression socks aren’t always appropriate for diabetics because they can decrease blood flow and increase the risk of foot problems. With this said, some compression socks are specially designed to provide gentle compression that can help diabetics with swollen feet, without restricting blood flow. If you’re unsure which is right for you, you should consult with a relevant doctor to help you make the decision of which one is right for you.
Some of the top features to look for in the best diabetic socks include:
- Anti-microbial fabric to reduce the risk of fungal or bacterial infections
- Full padding to improve circulation and provide comfortable wear
- Seamless design to prevent chafing and the risk of blisters
Lightfeet’s diabetic crew socks for men and women are designed by top Australian podiatrists and made with fully padded, antifungal and antibacterial bamboo yarn. The loose cuff optimises blood flow to deliver a sock that’s comfy, breathable and anatomically designed for diabetics. You can buy diabetic socks online at Lightfeet, with a 100% money-back guarantee, or browse our other range of support socks online.