Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for any form of vascular disease. Diabetes can cause many complications that worsen the vascular disease. Some of these complications include vein weakness, weight gain, venous ulcers, DVT’s, and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Many with diabetes worry they can’t be treated for varicose veins and other vascular complications. However, it is because of their diabetes that they should be treated by a vascular surgeon sooner rather than later.
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that changes the bodies ability to absorb a specific type of surgar (Glucose).
Diabetes causes high levels of this sugar in the blood which can cause long term side effects to the vascular system.