We’ve received a real challenge: find good winter diabetic socks for women. It was a hard one but we made it! Why is it so hard to find good-quality thermal socks for women with diabetes? First, there are not many options on the market.
Second, just like winter diabetic shoes, winter diabetic socks are technically a hard thing to make. They need to keep your feet warm but not too much. In addition to being unpleasant, cold increases skin irritations and dryness, which can lead to serious diabetes-related foot problems. But too warm is not good either! Sweaty feet are prone to bacterial and fungal infections, which can also lead to some serious diabetic foot problems. Remember that when living with diabetes, it’s important to follow a strict daily footcare routine and keep your feet clean, warm, and dry.
Winter diabetic socks need to be comfortable, warm, moisture-wicking, and breathable… at the same time! A real brain-teaser for sock designers, and for yourself.
Luckily, we’ve found 8 top-quality winter diabetic socks for women (and for men here!). Our best pick for 2020/20121 winter season:
2020/2021 Best Winter Diabetic socks for women:
It is important diabetic people keep their feet warm. Cold feet have worst blood circulation and the skin gets more easily dry and irritated, which can lead to wounds aggravating to foot ulcer. If you have cold feet at night, you can wear your socks to bed. BUT be careful they’re loose and do not constrict your feet.
No. Pretty much all foot professional agree that if you have diabetes, you should NOT wear heated socks. Heated socks usually use a battery-powered low-energy heater mesh which provides ambient warmth to the feet. This kind of electrical socks can cause burn to your skin, which can later get infected and cause you a lot of pain and troubles.
Just like heated socks, it is recommended diabetics do NOT use electric blankets or heating pads on their feet. For the same reason, you should stay away from these gadgets.
Sorry but again, no. And even less if you have Diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a diabetes complication that affects the feet and legs and causes, among other things, a loss of sensation in the feet. Your heated bottle could be boiling and burning your skin without you even feeling it! If your feet are often cold, it’s more approriate you use warm thick diabetic socks, or add a blanket at night.
As you can see from all the different diabetic socks models available, there is no such thing as a standard diabetic sock. Every model features different technologies and specificities that address different foot problems. It’s not because you have diabetes than any diabetic socks will be good for your feet. You need to choose the diabetic socks features that will best address your own foot problems.
First, don’t forget to ask for your doctor or podiatrist’s recommendations. They’re the ones who will best know what your feet exactly need. Second, this article might help you: “which diabetic socks for which diabetic foot problem?“
And finally, here’s our table linking most common diabetes-related foot problems to diabetic socks features that best address them. You can of course refer to it before buying your new men’s diabetic socks.