Journal Published Online: 10 August 2022
Volume 51, Issue 2

A New Preventive Sock for People with Diabetes



Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting more than 450 million people throughout the world. One of the most encountered complications of diabetes is diabetic foot. This study aimed to determine the proper fiber type and fabric structure to be used in a preventive sock for diabetic patients. Three fiber types (cotton, acrylic, and polyester) and three fabric structures (jersey, piquet, and terry) were determined for this investigation. Samples were tested for fabric thickness, thermal resistance, air permeability, water vapor permeability, coefficient of friction, abrasion resistance, recovery after compression, and longitudinal elasticity. Acquired data were evaluated, and a preventive sock for diabetic patients was developed accordingly. The developed sock was compared with various diabetic sock samples procured from the market in terms of effectiveness.

Author Information

Cüreklibatır Encan, Berna
Emel Akin Vocational Training School, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Marmaralı, Arzu
Textile Engineering Department, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Pages: 15
Price: $25.00
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Stock #: JTE20220140
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20220140