Vascular Treatment for Diabetes Patients in Baltimore

The Vascular Center at Mercy

The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers patients comprehensive care for circulatory system disorders. Our vascular surgeons work closely with The Diabetes Center at Mercy or primary care physicians in the community when patients are faced with vascular-related diabetes conditions.

What is Vascular Treatment for Diabetes Patients?

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to vascular disease like blockages in the arteries. High sugar levels can damage blood vessels and impact circulation, especially between the knee and foot.  Vascular diseases are a major cause of death and disability in people with diabetes.

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Types of Diabetic Vascular conditions

Diabetes-linked vascular diseases include:

  • Foot sores (ulcers)
  • Retinopathy – the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the retina
  • Kidney disease
  • Atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Neuropathy – a disease of the nerves that cause loss of sensation in toes or feet
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How is Diabetic Vascular Treatment provided?

Treatment for conditions resulting from diabetes will vary from monitoring to testing to surgery if required. Doppler ultrasounds are non-invasive screenings that can provide images of blood flow and potential blood clots or aneurysms. If vascular conditions are discovered, they are monitored and treated depending on the severity and the patient’s overall health.

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Who should receive Diabetic Vascular Treatment?

Diabetes patients and their primary care physicians determine when assistance from vascular specialists is required. Because diabetes affects blood vessel health, vascular referrals are very likely. 

Meet Our Doctors: Vascular Center
The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Paul Lucas, M.D.

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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.

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Patient Story:
Cheryl - Mercy Patient
Cheryl

Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.

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