MD Podiatrist Discusses Specialized Socks for Diabetics

“Diabetic socks are primarily designed to protect the feet, usually with a low-profile seam to reduce the chances of disrupting the skin of the feet, a moisture-wicking material, and often a relatively loose-fitting design to prevent constriction,” says Dan Michaels, DPM.

Dr. Michaels recommends socks made at least partly from a synthetic fabric, like polyester, acrylic, lycra, or spandex, adding that some very well-designed diabetic socks contain antimicrobial qualities to further ward off bacteria.