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Conditions We Treat: Vascular Complications of Diabetes
Vascular complications arise when diabetes causes thickening and other damage to blood vessels, creating circulation problems throughout the body. This can lead to damage in the nerves and the feet, and in organs including the eyes, kidneys and heart, which may further damage the blood vessels.
Vascular Complications of Diabetes: What You Need to Know
- Most vascular complications are caused by chronic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
- Lifestyle changes such as adding exercise, limiting alcohol intake and quitting smoking can greatly reduce your risk of vascular complications.
- Your doctors’ goals will be to control your blood sugar while they work to reduce other risk factors for heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among people with diabetes, so it’s important to control your blood sugar and closely monitor your cardiovascular health.
Why choose Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute for vascular complications of diabetes?
Our vascular surgeons understand the special issues faced by people with diabetes and are experts at treating vascular complications of diabetes.Meet our physicians:
Our Specialty Centers
The Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic treats all aspects of diabetic complications in the feet and legs.