What Are Diabetic Socks Made Of?
Diabetic socks are generally made from a combination of fabrics including cotton, merino wool, acrylic, bamboo and spandex for flexibility. Some diabetic socks also include anti-microbial properties which come from charcoal, silver or copper threading. These can decrease bacteria and the risk of foot fungus.
Good Feet Hygiene
It is extremely important for you to use proper hygiene to maintain the health of your feet and lower your risk of future foot problems. Make sure to wash feet daily with tepid or warm, soapy water and dry carefully with a fluff, soft towel, especially between the toes to prevent foot fungus. Use white, non-fragrant foot cream, salve or lotion on the top of your feet, heels and soles but not between the toes. If you perspire heavily, use cornstarch powder between toes. Put on your diabetic socks and well-fitting supportive shoes. Never go barefoot. You may want to have different socks for sports, home, work and bedtime. Make sure they are always clean and dry for complete foot care.