Diabetic Complications

Diabetes and Venous Disease

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Understanding both diabetes and venous disease is an important aspect of living with them, finding treatment and relief for them, and carrying on with as normal of a life as possible. Let’s talk about some important things such as diabetes, blood circulation, symptoms of diabetes, what you can do to prevent diabetes and venous disease, and more. Things You Need to Know About Diabetes  Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses blood Read More »

Diabetic Neuropathy

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Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Moreover, long-term high blood sugar levels puts you more at risk for this problem. Also, it mostly affects nerves in the legs and feet. As a result, diabetics should always wear diabetics socks to care for their feet. Socks for diabetics provide comfort and protection for at risk feet. Why is this a problem? Firstly, Read More »

Peripheral Edema - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Edema describes swelling that occurs when small blood vessels leak excess fluid into nearby tissues. This build up of fluid causes tissue under the skin to swell. As a result, the skin looks puffy, stretched, or shiny.  Peripheral edema is a type of swelling that occurs in a person’s lower body. In most cases, it affects the legs, ankles, and feet. However, it can also occur in the arms too. Like other types of edema, Read More »

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and How to Guard Against It

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) describes a medical condition in which clots form in the deep veins of your body, typically in the legs. This condition causes swelling and pain in the legs. Each year, as many as 900,000 people suffer from DVT in the United States. DVT can also occur if you have a specific medical condition affecting the clotting of your blood. For instance, patients can experience the onset of symptoms if they lead Read More »

Symptoms and Causes of Poor Circulation

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A person's circulatory system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. This system is vital to the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the body. Sometimes, there are areas in the body that will have inadequate circulation. Poor blood circulation often affects the arms and legs. As a result, the symptoms of poor blood flow can lead to a decline in every day life and in some cases serious health complications. While poor circulation Read More »