What is a diabetic or low sweat sock?
A low sweat sock is designed to control feet moisture so as to reduce the risk of a fungal infection and prevent the possibility of a foot ulcer.
Most diabetic people suffer from symptoms like:
- Numb feet and toes
- Pricking pains that get worse at night
- Burning sensations of the feet
- Weakness of the muscles
- Ulcers and other foot related deformities.
What makes low sweat socks ideal for diabetic people:
- They have non-elasticated cuffs
- There are no prominent seams
- Keep the feet warm especially in winters while allowing it to breathe
- When used in summers they help keep the feet dry.
Advantages of using low sweat socks:
The low sweat socks can be highly helpful in
- Protecting the feet from friction leading to blisters or ulcers
- Cushioning the feet from rubbing
- Won’t cause any discomfort as they do not wrinkle
- Not constricting as they do not conform to feet
- Non irritant as they have no tight elastic cuffs
- They protect the sensitive pressure points
- Minimise the risk of future amputations due to the spread of infections.
Apart from the above mentioned advantages, they also help provide better circulation and being antimicrobial in nature help fight feet odor.
Are there any disadvantages?
There is no disadvantages of these socks. They can in fact be worn by people even without diabetes who are in general looking for comfortable and protected feet. The only thing to keep in mind is to check if the padding in some socks need you to buy a slightly bigger shoe size. Another important thing to keep in mind is to maintain feet hygiene no matter if you have diabetes or not.