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Is diabetes linked with varicose veins?

Is diabetes linked with varicose veins?

Posted on July 3, 2019 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

There does not seem to be a direct link between diabetes and varicose veins, but because the two diseases share risk factors, it is not uncommon for a patient with one of these diseases to experience the other later down the line.

There are a lot of questions about varicose veins that remain to be answered, so it is understandable that individuals suffering from other diseases that can have negative effects on health, like diabetes, may be worried that they too might have to add venous disease to their existing list to health concerns. 

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One important thing to note is like complications that can occur during surgery for diabetics from physicians that are not trained properly on the disease or the appropriate treatment modalities, it is very important to consult a vein disease specialist to ensure the most appropriate measures are taken.  It's important for a physician to consider the safest and most effective treatments options for an individual patient, but more importantly having the training and expertise in the related field with proven success rates is key. 

 

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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. 

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

 

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