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June 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 215

In this life, at one point or the other, we will get sick. One common disease in many countries all over the world is diabetes. This is a disorder that deals with blood sugar levels in the blood.

Many human beings strive to live a healthy life. However, not all of them do this. Some of them will indulge in taking certain types of foods and not exercise. With time, you find such people developing disorders and diseases. Diabetes can be controlled in several ways. However, there are some certain symptoms that diabetes portrays. One of them is what is known as foot diabetes or diabetic foot.

The main cause of diabetic feet is high blood sugar in the feet. Normally, when a person has diabetes, the liver is unable to produce adequate insulin. Insulin is used in the breakup of cholesterol. However, when less of it is produced, more cholesterol accumulates in the blood. This cholesterol is in form of glucose which raises the blood sugar level. It is the increase of the blood sugar in the feet that leads to the arteries and the veins to constrict and cause swelling of the feet.

One of the ways of dealing with foot diabetes is by using diabetic socks. These are socks that have been designed with special material to try to lessen the constriction of the veins and arteries so that the foot doesn't swell. The socks help with blood circulation in the foot so that the blood flows with equal pressure around the foot.

When someone has a diabetic foot, the foot tends to have a lot of moisture. With a lot of moisture on the feet, the skin can easily rupture and injury can take place easily. Also, moisture on the feet can lead to ulcers of the feet. This means that with a lot of moisture on the feet, there is a high possibility of bacterial infection. However, using diabetic socks will help reduce the amount of moisture the feet has. The special material used to make the diabetic socks have a way of controlling moisture content on the feet. The material used is usually a mixture of wool or cotton and some synthetic material.

When shopping for diabetic socks, you should avoid those ones that have elastic material which causes constriction. Such socks may only add to the constriction of veins and arteries. The socks should not cling tightly on the feet.

The above information can be shared with people who are directly or indirectly affected with diabetic feet.

Diabetic socks are one of the ways to deal with diabetic feet.

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