All-round protection of the diabetic foot
Foot disease is the main reason for hospitalization by 20 percent diabetes, and lower limb defects is the most common surgical disease. About two-thirds of non-traumatic lower extremity happens in diabetic patients. In fact, in addition to control of blood glucose, suitable foot care needs more attention, but often neglected for diabetics from the statistics in the United States.
Diabetic foot is caused by the following:
1. Atherosclerosis: Peripheral vascular diseases of diabetes are usually bi-lateral and multi-segmental which may result in tissue ischemic or necrosis.
2. Peripheral neuropathy: Diabetes with more than ten-year history will be more likely to have such a problem. It may be associated with nerve sorbitol metabolite deposition which impact on disposable lower extremity motor, sensory and sympathetic nerves, resulting in motor weakness, sensory loss, and thereby foot structure deformation and inappropriate loading phenomenon.
3. Damaged immune systems: Long-term high blood sugar can cause dysfunction of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, reduce leukocyte chemotaxis and damage to phagocytic role and intracellular bactericidal capacity.
4. Joint disease: Abnormal load will lead to degenerative arthritis and joint deformities, resulting in similar infection inflammation and penetrating ulcers.
For non-severe diabetic foot, compression socks made from anti-bacterial fiber are helpful in lowering extremity edema, bacterial propagation avoidance and hasten the wounds recovery. For more info and selections of products, visit here.
For moderate to severe diabetic foot, it is most important to keep foot warm and away from bacteria. They not suited to wear any socks with compression. They are designed not to stimulate the skin and cause any friction wounds, inflammation or ulceration. Antibacterial socks with zero compression are the most suitable for severe diabetic patients with diabetic foot problems. Antibacterial acrylic yarn can keep bacterias away and bacterias cannot spread and infest in artificial materials unlike natural materials like cotton. In the design of the diabetic foot socks, soft contact with fabrics and design of seamless access any possible wounds caused by friction. For more info on our diabetic socks, visit here.
Tips for diabetic feet
Ensure you buy shoes with soft upper material without or with finest seams and with thick cushioned soles.
Examine your shoes regularly for possible chafing points, damage to material and foreign objects.
Put on fresh specialized stockings everyday. Avoid thick seams or darned areas which may cause pressure points.
Always wear socks before put on all shoes. Do not go in bare feet when you already suffer from disturbed skin sensation.
Never use hot water bottles or electric pads, for in the case of sensitivity loss and the resulting restricted sensation of heat and warmth your feet may be at risk from burning!