Did you know that over 30 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes? As the number rises in our country, awareness is vital to the prevention and management of this disease. November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness month. At Pedifix, providing quality foot care ailments to our patients that suffer from diabetes is very important to us. We have created products for people with diabetes, in particular Diabetic Socks and daily therapy products. Below, you will find information from our team of experts about diabetes and your feet, common symptoms, prevention, and treatment tips.

Diabetes and Your Feet

Peripheral neuropathy begins in the feet and can spread to the legs, hands, and arms. This condition can affect a person’s ability to feel pain, temperature, or sensations that can hinder muscle control and functionality. The peripheral nerves, or nerves that travel to the extremities, can get a type of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, which is often permanent and affects over 60% of patients diagnosed with diabetes. This condition does not occur overnight but rather develops gradually over time. If you begin to notice the symptoms described below, please inform your doctor immediately as this condition can lead to more serious complications and result in the loss of a limb.


Common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include the following:

  Burning sensation

  Changes in foot shape that leads to an increase in pressure in other areas

  Cracked skin

  Dry skin

  Increased sensitivity to touch

  Loss of balance

  Muscle weakness or loss of muscle tone

  Numbness or tingling

  Pain or discomfort, including sharp or sudden pain


Once a diabetic patient develops peripheral neuropathy, it is especially important to take proper care of the feet. Find the diabetic foot care you need at Pedifix Medical Footcare. Some of our most popular diabetic products are:

PediFix Diabetic Defense Daily Therapy Foot Wash Physician–Formulated specifically for Diabetic Foot Care, and beneficial for all. Tea Tree Oil cleans and protects. Ginger stimulates circulation, and Shea Butter with Vitamins A, E, and F, moisturizes. Our 100% Natural Formula cleanses, stimulates, and moisturizes, safely.

PediFix Diabetic Defense Daily Therapy Foot Moisturizer–Penetrates thick, hard skin to moisturize, soothe and protect. Hydrates rough, dry, cracked skin. Soothes heel calluses. Shea Butter with Vitamins A, E, and F, relieves skin irritation. Leaves skin conditioned and protected.

Seamless and stretch Diabetic Crew Socks–Designed not to bind or bunch on your legs and are easy to take on or off.

Pressure-Off Custom Insoles– Designed to relieve pain by offloading sore spots, distributing weight away from sensitive areas, and reducing pressure and friction.

If you have questions about how our products can support you, please call 1-800- PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to answer your needs.