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Old 06-04-2011, 03:06   #1
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I just learned that we are supposed to wear diabetic socks. This is news of personal interest.

Does anyone know where I can buy them? I checked the store here and they are not selling them here.

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I don't understand why socks would have diabetes.

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lol

I've seen them in Australia in a pharmacy/drug store....they're just socks with a looser top band. The idea being not to cut the blood flow off to you're tootsies

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If I have to start wearing ANY socks & shoes at this ripe old age, I'm going to be a really grouchy old granny! Grouchy as a

Only when I go outside, and only sandals . . . no socks or stockings.




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lol Shanny... fair enough
I actually like being bare footed at home (although I know I'm not supposed to being diabetic and all). But I look for comfort shoes for outdoors, work, & such. For me the look of the shoes is equally important. But I'm not a sock person... only when I wear my asics really. I do wear stockings in winter.

 
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I love your answer. That's a good one!! I want what's best for my feet. They are the first to go. I have diabetes shoes and now I find out that I need diabetes socks. I want to protect my feet, so I do not get gangrene in my feet.

I have always believed in protecting my feet, diet and exercise so that I do not have complications.

I am 68 years old and still learning. Thank you for your answer.

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I think if you have problems with your feet you may need diabetic socks. I bought them for my dad. I got them at Walmart. I have problem with leg swelling so if I am travelling I wear compression socks which I buy online. Since diabetics tend to suffer from Neuropathy and foot wounds if their bgs are high, they may have more foot injuries. I don't see if you manage your bgs that it would be necessary.

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I bought my diabetic socks (I have to give them insulin an everything ) here. You kind of have to look around for a good pair and price but I have had the same 7 pairs for over a year now and, honestly, they are the most comfortable socks I have ever owned.

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I think if you have problems with your feet you may need diabetic socks. I bought them for my dad. I got them at Walmart. I have problem with leg swelling so if I am travelling I wear compression socks which I buy online. Since diabetics tend to suffer from Neuropathy and foot wounds if their bgs are high, they may have more foot injuries. I don't see if you manage your bgs that it would be necessary.
I am just starting to have problems with my feet. I also have epilepsy which complicates things. Diabetes and epilepsy do not get along.

I had a shot in my foot where there is a lump. It is to get the pain and largeness to go down He is a podiatrist. He knows what he is doing. He has taken care of my feet for a long time, now. This time the lump turned real hard and I was in pain. It was a cortizone shot. I have had it before without any problems.

I put Hibcliens on the bottom of my foot and it is almost completely healed.

I just accidentally ran across diabetes socks on the internet. I have always taken care of my feet. I know that the feet are the first to go for amputation. I do not want that to happen to me. My A1c was 5.5 just a month ago.

If I had known about the socks when I first got diabetes, I would have bought them way back then. I have been wearing diabetic shoes for years. I found out about them from a shoe saleswoman when I needed good walking shoes. I said I was a diabetic and she told me the diabetic shoes were what I needed. They are comfortable and I have been wearing them ever since then.

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I think what the diabetic socks do is prevent irratations if you have cuts or scrapes on your feet. The compression socks are different and are very tight and encourage good circulation. They also make diabetic compression socks. I think I found mine at Compression Stockings, Compression Socks, & Support Hose from Jobst, Juzo, Mediven, Sigvaris

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