Do Siren Diabetic Socks Treat or Cure Neuropathy?
October 19, 2018
We're often asked how Siren Socks can help people with diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage. While Siren Socks cannot treat, cure, or take away pain and discomfort caused by neuropathy, they can help prevent serious injuries such as foot ulcers. Today, we'll go into more detail about what they can do.
What is neuropathy?
More than 70% of people with diabetes will develop some form of nerve damage, which is called diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Over time, factors like high blood sugar cause this kind of nerve damage, usually in your hands and feet. Symptoms are different for everyone, but you might experience pain, tingling, or total loss of feeling.
Neuropathy not only causes discomfort, but you're also more likely to develop an injury such as a foot ulcer. You may not feel a cut or a pebble in your shoe. When you continue to walk on a small cut or a blister without knowing, it can get worse, become infected, and lead to more serious issues. This is why it's so important to wear socks every day to protect your feet.
What can Siren Socks do for people with neuropathy?
Unfortunately, neuropathy cannot be cured or reversed. But the good news is that there are plenty of things you can do help control your symptoms and prevent other problems from developing.
The Siren Diabetic Socks and Foot Monitoring System helps you detect and manage foot ulcers caused by neuropathy. It combines the idea of regular diabetic socks with new technology to help you find potential injuries. There are tiny temperature sensors embedded into the fabric of the socks constantly monitoring the temperature of your feet. They look for a temperature difference between your feet, which is a sign of inflammation. Inflammation is a precursor to injury, so by measuring inflammation, you can prevent more serious injuries before they occur.
If you're interested in learning more about how our socks work, read our blog post, "What Is the Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System?"
Interested in more information on how you can take care of your feet if you have neuropathy? Check out our blog on "The Best Shoes for Diabetic Neuropathy" and "The Doctors That Can Help With Your Diabetic Neuropathy."
Disclaimer: Diabetic neuropathy symptoms can be different for everyone. Be sure to talk to your doctor before doing something new.