Diabetes affects approximately 9% of the population in the U.S. and was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010. Complications of diabetes include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), vision difficulties (up to and including blindness), kidney disease, higher risk of heart attack and stroke, and higher risk of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations.
I’m not diabetic myself, but my mom is, as were both of my maternal grandparents. So I’m aware that one of the issues that goes along with diabetes is circulation issues, particularly in the lower extremities (hence that higher risk of amputations). My mom wears socks that are made specifically for diabetics to prevent constriction around the lower legs, ankles, and feet.
Wearever is a company I’ve talked about before – they supply both incontinence supplies and diabetic socks. Last time I partnered with Wearever, I reviewed their quilted bed pad. Originally acquired to protect my son’s mattress in case of nighttime accidents, the fact that it’s machine washable has led to other uses. I used it while nursing my youngest son to keep milk spills from the bed, and over the summer it protected the seats in our van after trips to the beach. We’ve been using the bed pad since January of this year, and even with frequent washings, it’s still in perfect condition.
Wearever has a 3-point philosophy, and their products have to meet the following criteria:
- Consistent quality and performance – “it has to work”
- Fashionable, stylish designs – “it has to be comparable with regular, contemporary underwear”
- Attractive pricing – “it has to be cheaper over its lifetime than its alternatives”
This time around, I was tempted to request another bed pad just because they’re so handy to have around, but instead I decided to try out their diabetic socks. Many standard socks can restrict blood flow, which can result in clotting, bruising, and other issues – particularly serious if you’re diabetic. But even if you’re not diabetic, these 100% cotton socks (made by Buster Brown) are super comfy (and durable). Great for anyone with poor circulation or easily irritated skin, these socks have a seamless design and are made with no elastic or synthetics.
These socks are incredibly comfortable – the material is super soft, and they don’t bind up your feet at all. It almost feels like you’re not even wearing socks because of the combination of softness, gentleness, and their magical ability to stay put despite the lack of elastic.
Wearever offers three styles of diabetic socks:
Buster Brown Cotton Diabetic Socks for Women: These are a “crew style” sock and are available in black or white and in four different sizes (from shoe size 5-7 up to shoe size 11-12 – which is great, because I wear a size 11 and it’s hard to find women’s socks in my size in general). $8.95 for a 3-pack (which is a great price for socks!) These are the ones I reviewed, and they’re incredibly comfortable – nice and loose but they don’t fall down either.
Buster Brown Knee High Diabetic Socks for Women: Available in black, ivory or white and the same range of sizes. $14.95 for a 3-pack.
Buster Brown Diabetic Loose Fit Top Socks: These socks are made of acrylic, polyester, and spandex and have a “mesh” style top to make them extra gentle and comfortable. They’re only available in white and are a one-size-fits-all (women’s 9-11 or men’s 10-13). They sell for $15.99.
Wearever also carries incontinence supplies. Wearever’s washable bed pads are made with absorbent materials and waterproof liners, featuring IBEX Cotton Polyester blend and the Unique-Dri™ inner core. In addition to the quilted bed pad I reviewed earlier this year, which retails for $17.99, Wearever also provides a winged mattress pad for $19.99 and economy bed pads for $10.99.
And Wearever’s incontinence underwear for men and women are designed to be discreet and last for up to 250 washes. They have sewn-in Unique-Dri™ pads to trap liquid and they’re treated with Agion™ antimicrobial fibers to eliminate odors. Available in multiple styles to meet every preference, prices start at $12.99 for a single pair of women’s incontinence panties and $15.99 for a single pair of men’s classic incontinence briefs. They also now carry Hush Hush Women’s Confidence Panties for everyday protection and reusability at just $10 per pair. If you dribble sometimes when you cough or sneeze, these panties are great for light incontinence and occasional leaks, or even for extra protection during that time of the month to prevent leak-through.
Also, all Wearever orders are shipped in non-identifying parcels!
There are also some great promotions coming up soon! Check ’em out:
CYBER MONDAY – Dec. 1, 2014:
Get 15% off orders of $50 or more
Get 20% off orders of $100 or more
Get 25% off orders of $200 or more
Dec. 1-6, 2014: Use promo code “10WMN” to get 10% off Women’s panties
Dec. 7-13, 2014: Use promo code “10MEN” to get 10% off Men’s boxers and briefs
Dec. 14-20, 2014: Use promo code “10ACC” to get 10% off of all Accessories
Wearever has generously offered to provide one lucky reader his or her choice of product! So whether you’re looking for a bed pad for a child who has occasional nighttime accidents, or want some comfy no-elastic socks, or you or a loved one need a little extra everyday protection, make sure you get your entries in! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end December 3, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!
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