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   Posted 11/22/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I am here on this site as my hubby has prostate cancer (advanced) and now this!! 
Just a quick question, his feet at night are bothering him and me...I found some socks today that say they are diabetic socks?
Has anyone tried them?
Thanks in advance for the info
Age at DX 56 Good Health went for routine physical
PSA 49!
6/06 Biopsy Gleason 5+4=9
12 samples all positive
7/06 lymph node biopsy-3 samples all positve
Told surgery was not an option
8/06 started Zolodex and Cassodex
9/06 PSA 2.2
12/06 PSA 3.8
3/07 PSA 0.78
6/07 PSA 0.23
09/07 PSA 0.12
01/08 PSA 0.28
03/08 PSA 3.49
05/08 PSA 7.5
06/08 PSA 5.7
07/08 PSA 7.0
08/08 PSA 8.0
09/08 PSA 10.0
10/08 PSA 12.0 Stopped Cassodex

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 11/23/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Those socks are designed to prevent blisters and ensure warmth. They wont' stop neuropathy. Sorry about the dx.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a pair of Diabetic socks (given to me). They're very soft and there's no tight elastic. As Jeannie says, they're meant to be "kind" to sensitive tootsies but they are not "medical" in the sense that they perform any function. If, for circulation problems, you ARE looking for something with purpose, there exists "medical hosiery" (socks, pantyhose, etc). that may help when worn during the day. They're VERY constricting and are meant to stop the blood from "pooling" where gravity takes it most (calves/feet) and they actually help push the blood back UP the legs. Very expensive items.

Not sure I really know what you mean by "bothering him" though? My feet bother me when my sugars are high - they get hot, "picky", and sometimes itchy.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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