What clothing features should individuals with diabetes look for?
(Go to Home Page). Often the elderly with diabetes have problems with circulation due to the damage done to nerve fibers and blood vessels over the years of having the disease. Usually this damage is in the feet and lower legs. Footwear should fit properly. Socks or shoes that are too tight or too loose can be the source of irritation and lead to sores that may be difficult to heal. Be aware that the eye sight may also be compromised in those with diabetes therefore, examination of the feet for redness, which is an indicator of a pressure point that could lead to eventual sores, may be difficult to carry out. Buck and Buck carries a selection of shoes, socks and slippers appropriate to the dressing needs of these seniors. We have shoes that accommodate varying degrees of swelling, socks that promote circulation and slippers that keep the feet warm and dry.
Our diabetes footwear consists of the "snugglers" for men and for women. This adaptive item of diabetes clothing is for the non-ambulatory senior with diabetes who is confined to a wheelchair or bed. The "snugglers" promote circulation by keeping the legs and feet warm and they help to prevent skin tears and pressure points through the use of soft, plush shearling liners.
We also feature the popular Care Socks that are wonderful items of diabetes clothing because of the soft, non-binding material of the sock and their ability to stretch providing comfort and decreased pressure for feet and legs that swell.
Active seniors with diabetes who like to walk, appreciate our Dri-Sole sock by WigWam. These socks have a superior moisture wicking property and are quick drying, which are important features for the feet of people with diabetes.
Many of our slipper designs such as our VELCRO® brand closure booties are wonderful as diabetes clothing because of the warmth provided to the feet which then promotes circulation.
Other Buck and Buck designs that have features popular as diabetes clothing products are our arm and leg protectors for women and men. These protective sleeves help to prevent skin tears that could become the source of infection to the elderly with diabetes. The arm and leg protectors also provide warmth, which can promote improved circulation in the limbs.