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Diabetes Freedom

by Jerome Princy (2019-12-30)

This is a pretty common Diabetes Freedom Review design, and sounds like a good idea in theory. However, this practice can reduce blood flow and promote poor circulation. For diabetes sufferers this is already a problem. Arteries can become blocked, and are typically less flexible as a result of high blood-sugar levels. So circulation is already reduced. Control Moisture - Moisture in the shoe can cause two problems. 1. Greater friction. If your sock becomes sodden then it can cling to your foot. The chance of friction and rubbing is much greater when your sock starts clinging. And what does friction cause? Blisters and other sores. Breeding ground for bacteria. If your shoe area is warm and moist then it acts as a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Socks for diabetes have the advantage that they're made from breathable materials. Manufactured from cotton, or breathable synthetics, they allow your foot to breathe thus reducing sweat. Any perspiration that does occur is able to evaporate more readily from the shoe. Less moisture equals less friction and less bacteria. And this means a healthier, happier foot! Less Chance of Infection - I've spoken about the features of diabetic socks that reduce friction, increase circulation and reduce moisture. But I haven't said much about why these features are so important. So here it is: The unique sock design is used to minimize the chance of infection. Seamless and wrinkle-proof material is the first defense against infections. If you reduce friction then you reduce the chance of a sore even developing in the first place. Most people look at foot blisters as a mildly painful inconvenience. But not for the diabetes sufferer... Unfortunately for somebody with diabetes, blisters are more likely to turn into a foot ulcer. THis is down to poor circulation and a loss of sensation in the foot (nerve damage).