Best diabetic socks?

I need some, but there are so many

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Oct 19, 2017

by: Dominic

Diabetic socks an be a good investment. But they can also cost a lot of money for something that you could probably find cheaper somewhere else without the "diabetic" part attached to it.

A diabetic sock must have the following properties to make it effective:

1- no seams
2- must be a light colour and no dark colours
3- elastic so that it is not tight on your leg or foot
4- the top seam should not be elastic because it can apply too much pressure to your leg and cause indents

Those 4 points are the main ones. Sure you might find certain materials- like natural materials which help with sweating. Also some have Silver within them, which is nice. But sock has only one job to do:

Stop shear forces to be applied to the foot.

Socks have little effectiveness to stop anything sharp.

Can I state one brand over another? No. Only because some brands now are going against the 4 points from above.

There is a 101 about diabetic socks here: Diabetic socks HQ

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Hi. I'm Dominic. I treat patients every day at a local clinic. I am a trained Chiropodist and I care about prevention. I designed the website to help readers understand treat and even prevent issues from happening to their feet.