Diabetes footcare, diabetic footcare, Fitlegs diabetes socks

KITLIVING

to seek treatment to keep your feet healthy

and avoid foot ulcers. The charity feels

that, as there is a shortage of podiatrists

in the NHS and that the recommended

annual diabetes foot health checks, are

not always taking place as they should.

Commenting, IDDT's Jenny Hirst says,

"We hope that if people have more

information on how to look after their feet,

the number of amputations will reduce."

To get a free copy of the booklet

telephone 01604-622837 or email

jenny@iddtinternational.org

Meanwhile a new product has become

available for home use. Neuropad is

simple to use and can indicate if there are

changes in foot-health, simply by placing

a pad on your foot for ten minutes. If

the pad turns pink, no worriees, your

feet are fine. If the pad turns blue it

means you should seek advice from a

healthcare professional as your feet might

be showing signs of diabetes-related

impaired foothealth. Read more on p.22.

The Corrymoor Gentle Top (£10.50) and

Corrymoor Adventurer (£14.50) are ideal

for people who have poor circulation, such

as Reynaud's syndrome or diabetes, or

are otherwise sensitive to pressure on their

legs. The Corrymoor Gentle Top (top right)

is intended for everyday use whilst the

Corrymoor Adventurer is thicker for walking

or outdoor activities (or even just for using

without shoes around the house). Both socks

have the health benefits of mohair, a natural

fibre with anti-bacterial properties.

www.corrymoor.com

Fitlegs is a new brand from post-surgery

compression sock suppliers G&N Medical.

They now have a range of diabetes socks

and everyday compression socks for work

and travel. Soft and seamless, the heels

have support, and they come in four sizes

with a compression level of 14-17mmHg (a

measure of pressure using mercury as used

in pressure gauges).

www.gandn.co.uk

Tight elastic socks and ill-fitting shoes can

increase the risk of foot ulcers. Gentle Grip

(below right) set out to create a completely

new type of socks that could stay up without

pinching. Gentle Grip Footnurse Socks have

done away with elastic completely, thanks

to the non-restrictive Honeycomb Top that

holds secure, moulds to the natural contours

of the ankle and calf and are made a softtouch, breathable

cotton that creates a

healthy environment.

www.gentlegrip.co.uk

SEE HOW IT'S DONE!

Diabetes UK has released a new

video about how to look after your

feet, click the pic to watch it.

Sock it to us!

Some of the best socks

for people with diabetes

continued over

BE INFORMED

Diabetes UK also has guidance on how to put your feet

first, and simple steps to healthy feet. Click the pics to

download them as PDFs.

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