This feels a little weird.

I’ve got a new Twitter follower:


Since I’m the curious type, I clicked on the link to their site. What I found was no less than 43 different varieties of “Diabetic Socks”.

I’m not sure how I feel about that. For some reason, the term “diabetic socks” sounds bad to me. And weird. So weird that I have to use quotation marks every time I use the term “diabetic socks”. And shouldn’t they now be called “Socks With Diabetes” (or SWD)? Okay, I jest. But the term “diabetic socks” still gives me the creeps, no matter how many times I write it (with quotation marks) in my post.

I mean, I get the idea… helps wick away moisture, promote healthy circulation, et cetera. But really folks… I’ve been a PWD for over two decades, and I’ve never worn “diabetic socks”, and my feet are just fine.

Keep your feet clean. Wear clean, non-restricting footwear, whatever it is, every day. Rinse. Repeat. If you can do that, you stand a good chance of avoiding having to visit a site like that to get a pair of “diabetic socks”.

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  • seejendance  On December 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Never understood the need for “diabetic socks” either.


  • Scott E  On December 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    The good doctor’s undergarments are following me too, and it’s kind of creepy. Honestly, I wear regular cotton athletic or dress socks and don’t give it a second thought. If I had diabetic socks, I’d need to shoot them up with insulin all the time. It’s not worth it.


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