A Cooler Arm Reduces the Risk for Lymphedema

Warm weather is finally here, and that also means that hot, and often humid, weather isn’t far behind. As the temperature rises, it becomes harder to keep cool — which can lead to increased swelling. The following tips will help to keep your lymphedema in check all summer long! Stay hydrated. In the summer especially, it is essential to drink enough water. Drinking to thirst is a standard guidelin...

What are seconds (2nds)?

Seconds arm sleeves, gauntlets, and gloves feature all of our wonderful comfort, compression and style options but may have an imperfect DIVA Diamond Band (DB) on the arm sleeve, a misprint in the pattern or misapplication in the crystal, a stain produced during the dye or production process, or a visible crease. Each seconds purchase will have a card inside of the box that indicates why the garme...

Garment Care Explained

On a regular basis we get a lot of questions about our garment care instructions. To explain how to care for the garments, first we must explain the composition of the garments. Our garments are made up of interwoven Lycra (spandex/elastane) and nylon fibers; the tension of the Lycra at which these garments are knit, along with the size, determines the compression of the garment. Caring for these...