Protect Your Feet
Don’t Let Diabetic Foot Problems Hold You Back
As people age, their skin and circulation become less resilient — increasing their risk of bedsores (also called pressure ulcers or pressure sores).
Left untreated, bedsores on the heels and ankles can lead to months of bed rest and hospitalization. Pressure ulcers can ruin lives and even lead to amputation. People who have experienced one bed sore are at risk for developing another one. That’s why it’s so important to treat them early.
If you’re a caregiver or medical provider for bed-bound person, there are a number of ways you can help them prevent pressure ulcers.
Did you know…
- Up to 70% of people with diabetes have neuropathy (Source: National Institutes of Health)
- Neuropathy can lead to diabetic foot ulcers
- A diabetic foot ulcer can lead to months of restricted mobility in a cast or walking boot
- 60% of all nontraumatic lower-limb amputations in the United States occur in people with diabetes (Source: National Institutes of Health)
Comfort Meets Protection
The Midfoot Protection sock combines the comfort of a seamless SmartKnit diabetic sock with the protection of GlideWear’s patented low-friction fabric. The non-binding top fits comfortably around the ankle and calf, and can stretch to accommodate people with diabetes and edema. The result is a comfortable, breathable sock that protects your midfoot from the friction and shear that cause ulcers, blisters, and calluses.
The Cost of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Diabetic foot ulcers can lead to months in a walking boot or, worse, partial foot amputation. Ulcers, which often start out as calluses or redness, can go from non-existent to debilitating in a very short time. They’re especially common in people with reduced sensation in their feet, including those diabetic neuropathy, and Charcot foot syndrome.
Diabetic foot ulcers can reduce mobility and quality of life. A diabetic foot ulcer can take months — or even years — to heal. During those months, someone with a diabetic foot ulcers is often in walking boot or cast.
30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee & 1 Year Warranty
When you buy GlideWear Midfoot Protection Socks, you’re not just buying a pair of socks. You’re buying a tool that reduces the friction and shear that cause debilitating diabetic foot ulcers.
Try GlideWear socks, risk-free. Put GlideWear to the test. Use your GlideWear Midfoot Protection for up to 30 days, risk free. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return your GlideWear products for a full refund. We guarantee that GlideWear products will be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Read all guarantee and warranty information.
Don’t wait. Invest in a long-term skin protection solution – buy GlideWear Midfoot Protection Socks today.
GlideWear has a
“I recommend GlideWear socks to at least five patients every day. Strategic friction reduction is a game changer for many patients with podiatric conditions that are not entirely alleviated by traditional treatments. Compliance is high since patients can tell right away that they are working. Conditions include hallux valgus, hammertoe, tailor’s bunion, metatarsalgia, forefoot calluses, Charcot arthropathy, accessory navicular, Haglund’s deformity, retrocalcaneal exostosis, neuropathic wounds, and decubitus wounds.”
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
Department Chair and Residency Program Director
HealthPartners Medical Group and Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN