Who Is at Risk for Diabetic Vascular Disease?

Although anyone can get vascular disease, a condition that occurs when our body’s extensive network of veins and arteries goes awry, people with diabetes and/or obesity remain even more at risk. Dr. Aseem Bhandari, Dr. Danny Chan, Dr. Reza Rajebi, and our expert team at Precision Vascular in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, McKinney, and Sherman, Texas, diagnose and treat patients with diabetic vascular disease.

How we diagnose diabetic vascular disease

In the United States alone, over 30 million people suffer from diabetes. Diabetes puts you at risk for:

Vascular disease

Our doctors discuss any symptoms, such as sores that won’t heal, foot numbness, ankle swelling, or ongoing leg cramps, which may indicate vascular issues.

Our amazing vascular system

Our vascular system contains an incredible 100,000 miles of blood vessels, incorporating:

We treat patients with diabetic vascular issues before they become life-threatening.

What causes diabetic vascular disease?

Too much glucose in your blood due to type 1 diabetes, or insufficient insulin and/or insulin resistance, common to type 2 diabetes, puts you at risk for diabetic vascular disease. Diabetes can lead to blockages within your arteries that obstruct your circulation. If left unchecked, these blockages can lead to serious health issues. Our specialists evaluate you to help control your symptoms before they become more extreme.

Health issues caused by diabetic vascular disease

Diebetic vascular disease can instigate a range of issues, including:

Our knowledgeable specialists run diagnostic tests, such as vascular ultrasounds that measure the speed of your blood flow and treadmill tests or ECGs (electrocardiograms) to assess the electrical activity of your heart.

Treating your condition

We perform a variety of procedures and interventions depending upon your exam and test results. These may include:

In addition, we advise moving around every hour or so during the day to increase blood flow, wearing compression socks on long trips, and quitting smoking, if you’re practicing the habit.

Time truly matters whenever your health is involved. If you suspect vascular disease or other vein or arterial issues, simply call your closest Precision Vascular office, or request an appointment online today.

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