"When it comes to your feet, rain, snow, and slushy weather have something in common: they cause dampness. Moisture that collects between your socks and your feet and toes can form bacteria, which can lead to an infection," said Dr. Michael Ambroziak, a Michigan-based foot and ankle surgeon. Moisture-wicking socks can help keep feet dry and warm during cold weather.
|Dr. Michael Ambroziak
It's also important to have proper footwear, Ambroziak said. "In any climate, patients with diabetes should wear well-fitted shoes with supportive soles and a wide toe box to reduce cramping. During the colder seasons, extra thought should be given to sock texture and how the weather will affect walking conditions," he said.
Source: Robert Preidt, U.S. News and World Report [1/12/17]
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