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Conditions We Treat: Vascular Complications of Diabetes
Vascular complications arise when diabetes causes blockages of the arteries, creating circulation problems throughout the body. Diabetes is one of the main risk factors for peripheral artery disease and can increase your risk of amputation.
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 peripheral artery disease and 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.
Read about peripheral artery disease.
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.