A new report by XploreMR studies the growth drivers, trends, restraints, and highlights of the global diabetic socks market. Presenting exclusive insights into the market from 2017 to 2025, the report projects that the market will witness notable growth during the forecast period. Due to the sensitive skin of diabetic patients, it is crucial to safeguard it from blisters, which have a high plausibility of metamorphosing into infections. Diabetic socks are specifically designed to prevent the incidence of blisters by controlling the accumulation of moisture on the skin, subsequently protecting their feet. Moreover, these socks also provide protection against foot ulcers and other potential injuries, thereby gaining high popularity among its target demography. The growth of the market is predominantly attributed to the high incidence of diabetes, growing awareness among consumers, and increasing emphasis on food safety by medical professionals. The introduction of smart diabetic socks, which utilize fiber optic sensors to monitor moisture, pressure, and detect the formation of ulcers, will also complement the healthy growth of the market.
Effectiveness in Curbing Infections Expedited Adoption
According to the World Health Organization, there are over 422 Mn people across the globe with diabetes, and those above 50 are at a high risk of foot ulcers, which in severe cases lead to clotting of blood and ankle amputation. Hence, diabetic people must take utmost care of the foot, as calluses, cuts, cracks, or blisters can result in foot ulcers. On this premise, the demand for diabetic socks is propelling. Diabetic socks help in curbing infections in toes, feet, and legs, thereby preventing the amputation. Moreover, diabetic socks are manufactured from materials such as acrylic, merino wool, and bamboo fibers, which hold the majority of moisture and keep the feet moisture-free. Additionally, these materials have natural bacteria-fighting tendencies, which lowers the likelihood of infections. The growing incidence of diabetic neuropathy and the emergence of new technologies is also complementing the market growth. Smart socks are the newest developments in the landscape of diabetic socks, and they utilize fiber optic sensors to monitor pressure, moisture, and foot joint ankles to detect and warn the potential occurrence of ulcers and nerve damage. Such innovations will continue to invigorate the growth of the market.
Asia Pacific Promises Substantial Revenue Prospects
The Asia Pacific is a goldmine of opportunities for players in the diabetic socks market owing to the high prevalence of diabetes and increasing awareness among consumers. According to the American Diabetes Association, 60% of people with diabetes live in Asia, with India and China cumulatively accounting for half of this population. The adoption of diabetic socks is expected to flourish on the back of the aforementioned factors while increasing purchasing power is expected to further push the growth. On the other hand, North America is expected to reign supremacy over the regional landscape owing to the rising incidence of diabetes coupled with heavy expenditure on diabetic products.