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Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)

Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder and based on an under-production or by an insensitivity to insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose uptake into cells. Insulin is produced by certain cells of the pancreas. Initial symptoms of diabetes are high blood sugar levels and increased excretion of sugar in the urine, combined with increased fluid requirements. The energy metabolism of cells is regulated more about fats. Degradation products of these fats damage the cells, however, smell aromatic. Why diabetics have a pleasant mouth odor.

Causes of diabetes is type I when a congenital deficiency of insulin. In types II stressful life circumstances, usually overweight, blame for the disease. This type II b in the developed world by far the most common cause of disease. Secondary forms of diabetes are based on diseases of the pancreas. Therapy of diabetes is usually an external supply of insulin, combined with an absolutely necessary diet. The better the blood sugar and glucose uptake of cells can be regulated by precise insulin dosages, the less complications to occur in diabetics. Most common complication is, by the increased blood glucose resulting vascular damage, (angiopathy), to arterial occlusive disease. The shortfall in supply to the skin and the tissue increases the susceptibility to infection and weakens the immune system and wound healing. The risk of infection is caused by a degeneration of the skin even strengthened. Since nerve cells can no longer be supplied accordingly, they begin to die as well. One speaks of neuropathy. The patient feels no pain and takes a hand injury so not true, on the other side missing unconscious reactions, such as the production of sweat. The dry diabetic skin has fine cracks on the bacteria and fungi to penetrate into the tissue. Consequence of a persistent infection of the foot or a non-healing wounds are often single toe amputation or areas of the foot (25-30000 cases per year in Germany). The most important cause for injuries of the foot is wrong shoes with oppressive and abrasive seams and a footbed that brings no relief. Orthopedic shoes and inserts bring help: soft leather upper with or without external seams and deposits, bring the sole of a pressure relief and prevent shearing forces during rolling of the foot.

The Diabetic Foot - Causes, Symptoms, problems and tips
However, the quality of the socks match the protection of the shoe. Also here is to make sure that no or can not exercise any pressure inside seams on the foot. Must also be taken urgently to ensure that a constricting rubber edge which hampered blood circulation in addition. The material of the sock can reduce the pressure on the foot with padded areas even further. Other aspects are the protection of the skin such as pain or the thermo-regulation, so that the foot is protected from injury and efficiently.

Our Compressana GoWell range for diabetics has the following products:
Compressana MED Soft – seam-free and without gum. Compressana MED Soft is a lightweight, pliable, skin-friendly cotton sock. With their freedom and their seam stretchy, rubber-free design, it meets the basic requirements of the diabetic foot. Cooking in natural white and hard. Available in low-cost double package.

Meet increased demands following products with special design and material combinations:
GoWell MED Multi – General pressure protection. Geplüscht and padded socks, outer seams, stretchy, moisture-regulating
GoWell MED Thermo – General pressure protection with thermal effect. How GoWell MED-Multi, but especially a warming and therefore the blood flow. With the back foot from warming Compressana X-Static silver.
GoWell MED Duo – abrasion protection for the moving foot double layer prevents blistering and chafing. Elastic - and like any other product - without constricting rubber edge.
Infection control and seam free, fine specialty socks with silver fibers acting, antimicrobial and temperature-regulating, seamless and free of pressure, stretch

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