Who Should Wear Diabetic Compression Socks

Dan SteffesMar 13, '14

You should talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or diabetic educator about diabetic compression socks, as they could be the right choice for you if:

  • You have been advised to change your diet and increase your physical activity
  • If you are experiencing swelling in your feet, ankles or legs
  • If you are currently pregnant and are experiencing gestational diabetes

Which diabetic patients should NOT wear compression?

Most diabetic patients will benefit from less swelling when wearing diabetic compression socks. However, not all diabetic patients should wear compression. Talk with your doctor. If you have severe arterial insufficiency, a compression sock may not be right for you. And, if you experience any discomfort while wearing compression garments, please remove it and consult your doctor.