health conditions


Question by  Salinda (48)

How do compression stockings help diabetic patients?

My grandmother has to wear compression stockings, they aid her with her diabetes in some way.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

Compression stockings allow your body to circulate blood. The legs and feet are the last place that the blood has to return to the heart and if it does not return, the bottom part of the body is subject to sores and damage.


Answer by  evosirch72 (138)

Diabetes can cause fluid retention , mainly effected by fluid retention in the kidneys. The swelling , caused from fluid retention, can build up in the legs. The stockings allow compression , which in turn decreases swelling.


Answer by  eilrol (1431)

Compression stockings help the blood in your legs flow easily and it also helps keep your legs warm. Although these compression stockings are usually worn by women with varicose veins it has been widely used for diabetes.


Answer by  Anonymous

Isn't it dangerous for diabetics to wear compression?

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