World Diabetes Day is held on the 14th of November every year. Reaching an audience of over 1 billion people in 160 countries, the day aims to remind people of the dangers of diabetes and to keep it at the fore of public consciousness.
Sufficient foot care is essential for diabetics and is key to preventing infections, injuries and other complications. The importance of suitable clothes goes hand in hand with diet, lifestyle and other health considerations to ensure a healthy individual. Selecting a suitable sock fabric can make all the difference for diabetics, and bamboo socks are the frontrunner in this area.
For something as banal as shoes, crocs have caused quite the controversy since they were first released in 2002. Many people hate the plastic shoes because they deem them to be unfashionable, while others absolutely adore them because of the comfort they offer. But as we have discussed many times, the types of shoes you wear have an enormous effect on the wellbeing of your feet. So where do crocs lie in that regard?
We wanted to shed some light on what wearing appropriate shoes can look like for diabetics, as we know you’ve probably seen some off-putting medical shoes that involve foam, beige colours and Velcro – these are not your only choice so don’t panic!
Diabetic foot care tips from the Spectrum Health blog. Find out why foot care is so important and how to keep your feet good and healthy.