Diabetics Dressing Tips

Sensitive skin and a lack of sensation is an issue with diabetics especially in their outer limbs.  Therefore, clothing need to be non-constricting and without rough spots that can irritate skin.

Socks that are non-binding and seamless may be neccessary to prevent feet abrasions. Shoes and slippers should preferable be with smooth inner linings and Velcro-like hook and loop closures that can be adjusted for comfort should swelling occur.

 

Need more information? Get more at the American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org