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      News — Diabetes

      5 Benefits of Wearing Diabetic Compression Socks

      Man walking wearing compression socks
      If you are a diabetes sufferer and your medical professional has suggested wearing diabetic socks to aid with symptoms, it’s a good idea to understand exactly why you should be doing so. In this post we are going to look at five benefits of wearing diabetic compression socks, so you can decide for yourself if they are the right choice for you.  

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      How to Choose the Right Socks for Diabetes

      diabetic testing insulin levels
      If you’ve been reading some of our resources and guides, you may know that diabetic socks provide wonderful support for millions of people.  They’re designed and developed to offer daily relief!  Diabetics are at risk of a wide variety of aches, pains and strains regularly.  Therefore, many will choose to wear compression socks during everyday activities, and even at rest. 

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      How Diabetic Socks are Different

      Girl wearing TXG Diabetic Circulation Socks

      For many people, compression socks are likely to all seem the same, and one would be forgiven for thinking that they have the same purpose too.  But each type of sock has its own benefits and usually will have a slightly different design. This is especially true for diabetic socks, which are made and used in a different way than other compression socks designed for travel and pregnancy. So, what makes them different? Let’s find out.  

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      When Do Diabetic Patients Need Compression Socks?

      Doctor with diabetic patient
      You may have diabetes and may be wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to compression socks.  You may not have come across them before, so you may not be sure whether or not you actually need them.  Diabetes can indeed affect different people in different ways.  With that in mind, how do you know when to buy compression socks for diabetics? 

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      How Compression Socks Work for Diabetics

      nurse examining a patient's foot
      There are so many different types and brands of compression socks out there aimed at people with diabetes.  What is it about stockings and hosiery, which can help to relieve specific symptoms?  Many people who have diabetes may find that they struggle with oedema or swelling.  That can occur in the lower extremities, such as in the legs or feet.

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