Vascular Education Institute
Connection Between Diabetes and Vascular Disease
The Vascular Education Institute at Panhandle Vascular Surgical Specialists aims to bridge the gap when it comes to awareness of the risks, consequences, and relationship between diabetes and vascular disease.
Complications of Diabetes
For example, did you know that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)? This, in turn, can lead to limb amputation.
Additional complications of diabetes include high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, eye disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, and stroke. Smoking, obesity, and other risk factors may significantly add to your risk of developing these complications. More than 150,000 Americans die every year from diabetes and its complications – typically from heart disease and stroke.
The good news is that with proper treatment and lifestyle changes, many of these problems can be avoided.
At the Vascular Education Institute, our mission is to help educate populations typically underserved by the medical community about the importance of good vascular health. It is our hope that by sharing critical information we can help our patients, neighbors, and entire communities of people live longer, healthier lives, even with health conditions such as diabetes.
Our pledge to you is to deliver:
- Public education on diabetes and vascular disease in general
- Literature and counseling, as needed, as an integral part of every doctor visit
- Informative videos screened in-office
- Book exchange program
- Appearances by specialists such as nutritionists, physical therapists, and others, who can provide targeted information to patients
If you’re looking for information about the connection between diabetes and vascular disease, you’ll want to turn to the experts in the field. Call Panhandle Vascular Surgical Specialists in Pensacola, Florida, at (850) 437-3777 to find out more, or request an appointment now and makes plans to come see us in person.