Diabetes affects a large percentage of the population and has been described as an epidemic. People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. What might otherwise be an insignificant problem for non-diabetics, can develop into very serious complications for those with diabetes. It is estimated that only around 50% of Diabetics are diagnosed, this means that half of the people with diabetes are not even aware of the potential complications that they could face.
Neuropathy: Damage to Nerves
Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage, also called neuropathy, which can be painful, or results in loss of feeling in your feet. A loss of feeling can enable a number of other serious complications to develop. Protecting against neuropathy, achieved in part by maintaining healthy blood circulation, is very important.
Vascular Disease: Poor Blood Circulation
In addition to consequential nerve damage, poor blood circulation reduces the ability of your feet to recover from minor scrapes or to fight the onset of infections. Maintaining good blood circulation is paramount to healthy feet.
Exercise is good for poor circulation. It stimulates blood flow in the legs and feet. Walking while wearing compression socks in sturdy, good-fitting, comfortable shoes will boost blood circulation throughout your legs and feet.
All-around protection of the diabetic feet
For Mild Diabetics:
TXG’s Sensitive Foot Graduated Compression socks made from anti-bacterial fibres will enhance the blood circulation and are helpful in lowering extremity oedema, inhibiting propagation of bacteria and will, therefore, hasten the recovery of any wounds.
For moderate to severe diabetic feet
It is important to keep feet warm, clean, dry and free from bacteria. Due to diabetic complications of moderate to severe, compression socks should only be worn on a recommendation from your Doctor.
Socks should be selected that are designed not to stimulate the skin and cause any friction wounds, inflammation or ulceration.
TXG Diabetic Cushion Socks with zero compression, good breathability and fabricated from fibres with antibacterial properties are the most suitable for severe diabetics with foot problems. (Bacteria can easily be retained in natural materials like cotton).
The design of diabetic socks utilizes soft fabrics and incorporate seamless joins to avoid any possible irritations or wounds caused by friction.
TXG Diabetic Cushion Socks incorporate all of these ideal attributes for diabetics.
Tips for diabetic feet
Ensure you buy shoes with soft upper material with smooth seams and with thick cushioned soles.
Examine your shoes regularly for possible chafing points, damage to material and foreign objects.
Put on fresh diabetic cushion socks every day. Avoid thick seams or darned areas which may cause pressure points.
Always wear socks with all shoes. Do not go out in bare feet if you are suffering from damaged skin.
Do not use hot water bottles or electric pads to keep feet warm, especially in the case of loss of sensitivity loss your feet may be at risk from burning!
We recommend that all foot concerns of diabetics should be referred to a medical professional.
So, try out the following TXG Compression Products for yourself or touch base with us to find the perfect graduated compression socks or stockings for you if you are a diabetic: