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Choosing the right socks is important to prevent foot ulcers, which are common among people with diabetes.
“Most patients are very concerned with proper shoe gear when they have diabetes, but ignore the importance of socks and stockings in preventing lower extremity problems,” said Alan Jones, DPM, Sharp Rees-Stealy Otay Ranch Podiatry Department. “I always remind my patients to think about their socks and hosiery in addition to footwear.”
Here’s what you should look for when purchasing socks or hosiery:
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To learn more about Sharp's diabetes services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego endocrinologist or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about diabetes, visit Diabetes Care in Adult Health or read the Diabetes News archive.