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28 March, 2012 at 3:23 pm #10073
diabetics are told to wear non-elasticated socks by some medicos. Does anyone actually heed this advice? If so why? If not, why not?
28 March, 2012 at 3:25 pm #13935
came from a comments discussion over at the wonderful blog The … Diabetic – http://the3dotsdiabetic.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/the-naughty-diabetic/ The original article is also well worth a read.
28 March, 2012 at 3:27 pm #13936
I read the article I had never given my socks a moment’s thought and once this thread is complete I never intend to think about them again.
28 March, 2012 at 3:34 pm #13937AnonymousInactive
for the compliments. I like knowing useless bits of info on people, socks is high on the list! Mine are boring black today, with elastic!
28 March, 2012 at 3:55 pm #13938DaveParticipant
Yikes! I’m not meant to wear elasticated socks??? Really? Is this a general thing
What else have I been doing all these years and not realised it was against the rules? Please don’t tell me all alcohol is banned.
28 March, 2012 at 4:00 pm #13939
According to the DUK website:
and stockings or socks with elastic tops should also be avoided because they may restrict the circulation. Never wear socks with darned areas or holes.”
So I have to give up wearing stockings now too!
28 March, 2012 at 4:02 pm #13940
also says “It is not normally necessary to buy special or expensive shoes.” If I want to look cool then I definitely need to buy expensive shoes
28 March, 2012 at 4:31 pm #13941DaveParticipant
wear socks with darned areas or holes.” That’s half my sock drawer!
28 March, 2012 at 6:23 pm #13942AnonymousInactive
about fishnet stockings, they are full of holes, any advice on those?
28 March, 2012 at 7:54 pm #13943lizzParticipant
I think if you are wearing holes and they have a sock in them, you’re all right Megs.
just don’t like tight elastic on socks, so wear socks which aren’t that tight – but really, have you ever SEEN socks without elastic at the top? They look more like windsocks than anything else, and about as attractive.
Personally I have always assumed that if your leg is bloated and looks like it needs the size of a windsock, then that’s what you should wear, but if you have normal sized ankles etc, normal, soft, unrestrictive socks are fine!
29 March, 2012 at 7:54 am #13944
suppose every sock must have at least one hole otherwise you wouldn’t be able to get your foot into it…
2 April, 2012 at 3:48 pm #13945AnonymousInactive
Thankfully I can still feel my feet, so I treat all those recommendations about walking barefoot and only ever buying footwear from those adverts at the back of the RadioTimes that come with a with a Certificate of Medicinal Sensibleness as being meant for someone else entirely. The only socks I wear without elastic are the ones I’ve had for so long that they’ve gone all baggy at the tops.
And we’re fast approaching flipflop season down here…
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