Diabetes causes nerve damage and reduced circulation that can be hazardous to your feet. Deterioration of your peripheral nerves reduces sensation in your extremities, so you may not feel it when you hurt your feet. Poor blood circulation can also make it difficult for foot injuries and infections to heal. That’s why even a small bump or cut can result in serious consequences if it goes without timely medical attention.
If you have diabetes, the right socks can be one of your best protectors from painful foot problems, like those associated with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage). Learn what to look for when you stock up on socks.
Most diabetic socks are seam-free to prevent irritation on your toes, stretchy and non-binding to help promote circulation and cushioned to protect feet from shock and pressure.