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Old 12-27-2017, 01:26   #1
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When I was diagnosed with diabetes my Dr said I needed to start wearing diabetic socks. So, I did.

The ones I found were horrible. They were too loose, or slid down into my shoe after moving around for a bit.

I finally came across Dr. Comfort diabetic socks and they are a perfect fit and don't slide all the way down during the day. The only problem with them is, they wear out really fast. And for the price they charge for them, they should last at least a year, but they wear out in 3 months.

I've tried other brands and they all are too loose or slide down while in motion.

Does anybody know of some good brands that fit really well and don't slide down?

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looking at these online with the reviews seem like they are good. 2000+ reviews and almost a 4.5 rating

https://www.amazon.com/Creswell-Diab...diabetic+socks

I use the reviews online on amazon to help on what others have. if there are a lot of reviews and its highly rated, it usually is worth it.

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Thanks for the info.

The only problem with those are, they are crew socks. I like the knee socks during the winter.

I will give them a try though and see if they work for me. I can wear the crews in the summer.

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Let me ask, what exactly do diabetic socks do?

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Dr. Scholl"s diabetic socs, about 2 pair for $10.00 and are available in the 12-15 size as well as 7-11, last me about 4 years. I usually buy 4 sets, (8 pair), and forget about it. They are available at Amazon, and come in six pairs as well. They have men's and women's.

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They prevent circulation from being disrupted when your feet swell.

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Dr. Scholl"s diabetic socs, about 2 pair for $10.00 and are available in the 12-15 size as well as 7-11, last me about 4 years. I usually buy 4 sets, (8 pair), and forget about it. They are available at Amazon, and come in six pairs as well. They have men's and women's.

Thats what I bought when I first started wearing these type of socks, but they kept sliding down into my shoes. I kept having to stop every few yards when I walked and pull up these socks.

The Dr. Comforts don't do that. If they slide, it's negligible. They just wear out too fast.

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dont know if you want to try it but i used to put a thin dress sock under my wool work socks, i did this for comfort

but i noticed the wool socks did not wear out as fast

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My biggest problem is that the bottoms of my feet and toes have become very sensitive. If I wear normal socks the seams on the bottom or ends of the socks feel like rope when I put my shoes on. I found a website that specializes in diabetic socks, https://www.diabeticsockshop.com/. On that site I have found various type of socks that work very well for me. Check it out, many options and the socks I have purchased stay up and wear very well.....

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Diabetic socks are supposed to be seamless and stretch when your feet swell. The have a small amount of some kind of elastic. I haven't found them particularly useful myself as they don't keep my toes warm. I'm switching to my own, handknitted socks. More expensive, but much more comfy as well.

Keep in mind that your shoes are more likely to cause you damage as a diabetic. ANYTHING that rubs on you in your shoes can cause problems including inserts. So be careful on that.

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