Diabetes and Circulatory Disorders

Diabetes and Circulatory Disorders

DIABETES AND CIRCULATORY DISORDERS

Cause narrowing of blood vessels and reduced blood flow to the limbs, causing a decreased sensation and slower healing. This can cause the tiniest of cuts to quickly become infected, leading to necrosis and possible amputation. Effective foot-care performed by qualified health professionals has proven to reduce the risk of lower limb and circulatory complications by nearly 50%. Foot-care is an absolute necessity in proper diabetic management.

WE ALSO OFFER LOWER EXTREMITY ASSESSMENT AND COMPRESSION FITTING

The veins in your leg have one-way valves that keep blood flowing up to your heart. When these valves become weak blood may flow backward and pool in your legs. This results in swelling and increased blood pressure that can cause tissue death and wounds/venous ulcers. You are at risk if:

-you have varicose veins

-a history of blood clots/lymph vessel blockage

-you are overweight or obese

-you are pregnant

-you are a smoker

-sitting or standing for long periods of time

-previous serious leg injury (burn, muscle damage)

Specially fitted compression stockings improve blood flow and prevent pooling. They also relieve the pain and symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. Let us fit you so we can help!