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 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 think this is really important. When I went in for my second or third appointment with my endo he didn't do a foot test. I asked why and he said it wasn't important to do it every time. I decided he needed to do what I wanted done and we do it every time now.Every time I see this thread title I want to respond "Diabetes socks... it certainly does!" :drum:
Seriously I am not aware of any special need for any special socks purely by virtue of our diagnosis... sounds to me like another way to get money out of our wallets
Keep your feet clean and dry, apply moisturizer if needed to keep the skin supple, trim nails straight across, daily inspections for hidden cuts especially on the soles etc.., we are generally advised not to go bare-foot but I ignore that one, avoid heat sources or too hot baths, wear clean dry socks if any (I buy relatively cheap tube socks and replace them at the first sign of wear), comfortable well fitted shoes AND when you see your Doctor take your shoes and socks off even if she/he doesn't ask!