BELSANA soft – silver power for diabetic feet
The silver fibre in the BELSANA diabetic sock has special properties that are ideally suitable in preventing damage to the feet of diabetics.
Optimal foot climate
Silver is the element with the highest conductivity. This characteristic makes it possible for the foot climate to be regulated in a natural manner. Body heat is stored in the cold season and returned to the body. When outside temperatures are warm, body heat is transferred to the outside.
The silver fibre content converts perspiration. Bacteria are broken down and, as a result, no unpleasant foot odour can develop. The speed of the degradation process plays a significant role, as the propagation and spread of germs and fungi can be prevented.
BELSANA tips for diabetic feet
Shoes and socks:
- Ensure you buy shoes with soft upper material without or with well finished seams and with soles that are not too thin and well cushioned.
- Examine your shoes regularly for possible chafing points, damage to material and foreign objects.
- Put on fresh well-fitting socks or stockings every day. Avoid thick seams or darned areas. They may cause pressure points.
- Always wear socks or stockings with all shoes. Don’t go in bare feet when you already suffer from disturbed skin sensation.
- Never use hot water bottles or electric pads, for in the case of sensitivity loss and the resulting restricted sensation of heat and warmth your feet may be at risk from burning!
- Test the temperature of the bath water at all times with a bath thermometer.
- Always wear shoes when stepping on to hot pavements or sand.
Foot care and treatment:
- Wash or bathe your feet every day for a maximum of 3 to 5 minutes at 30 to 35° C and dry your feet with care. It is best to only dab between the toes.
- Check your feet every day for pressure points, blisters, scratches, wounds and sores.
- Any foot infection can have serious consequences. Therefore, consult your physician immediately when you spot a sore or a wound. When foot problems occur, you should see a podiatrist or doctor straightaway.
- Please leave the treatment of corns and callused skin to a podiatrist or your doctor. The same applies to nail care in order to prevent ingrown nails.