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Diabetes and Varicose Veins


There are several complications associated with having diabetes with two in particular as it relates to vein disease: vascular complications and leg ulcerations. You may have read that diabetes leads to vascular disease; however, vascular disease encompasses both the arterial and venous components. When vascular complications arise from diabetes, they are arterial complications and DO NOT cause varicose veins. These arterial complications can affect the legs, kidneys, and eyes.

Foot and ankle ulcers are frequently associated with diabetes; however, these non-healing wounds could be caused from venous disease (varicose veins). Many people with non-healing wounds are frequently tested for diabetes multiple times when they really should be seeing a vein specialist like Dr. Albert. It’s been reported that venous stasis ulcerations cause up to 70% of all non-healing wounds. If you have a non-healing wound, Albert Vein Institute may be able to help you.

Please contact our Colorado Springs location at (719) 550-8346 or our Lone Tree location at (303) 857-5111 to schedule your initial consultation.