Compression Socks Improve Circulation for Diabetic Patients

This year, The Sigvaris Diabetic Compression Socks officially launched featuring 18-25mmHg of graduated compression, a non-binding band, flat toe seam and soft padding for the foot, as well as DriRelease, offering moisture wicking. This new product has been clinically proven to alleviate discomfort and edema in patients with diabetes. In a recent pilot study, ‘the use of the Sigvaris mild compression diabetic socks showed statistically significant decreases in calf, ankle and foot circumferences in this initial study and may help patients with diabetes and lower extremity edema without compromising lower extremity vascularity.

Did you know approximately 1 in 3 people will have diabetes by 2050 according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetics are at an added risk for the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) up to twice as much as non-diabetic patients. -Diabetologia (2005) 48:1017-1021

When Diabetic Patients Need Compression Socks

People with diabetes often have circulation problems that can cause swelling in their feet, ankles and legs.  There are many causes of leg swelling, not necessarily related to diabetes.  Leg swelling can be caused by more serious conditions- many of which can be associated with diabetes complications such as heart disease, venous insufficiency, and kidney disease.  Certain diabetes medication can also cause swelling.

Now, Sigvaris has introduced a compression sock for diabetic patients.  There is a difference between the diabetic compression sock and a mere diabetic sock without compression.  New research shows that for many diabetic patients, compression socks can help keep legs and feet healthy, as well as allow the patient to have a more active lifestyle.  Foot and skin care is important to the diabetic patient.  Keeping swelling under control is important in improving the skin condition and reducing complications related to leg swelling.

Radiofrequency Technology: The Next Wave for Treating Varicose Veins

The next generation technology for treating varicose veins is here. La Jolla Vein Care is pleased to announce its newest device for treating unsightly, bulging veins of the legs- the Venefit™ procedure. The procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy to cause the veins to collapse and eventually vanish. The procedure allows for a quick, comfortable recovery and immediate return to normal activities. The next wave of technology for vein treatment is here-and it’s at La Jolla Vein Care.

‘Healthy Legs Event’ Participants Put Their Best Legs Forward

Free varicose vein screenings and duplex ultrasound examinations were performed all day long for La Jolla Vein Care’s Healthy Legs Event. Scripps Ximed Employees participated in the vein screenings and learned more about how standing occupations, such as those in the healthcare field can contribute to leg vein problems. Refreshments and gift bags were given out, which were filled with goodies including Pop Chips, which were donated by Pop Chips San Diego.
Sigvaris-Life for Legs was present to offer compression stockings at 20% off retail and for custom fittings. Sigvaris introduced their everyday medical grade compression stockings in sheer as well as performance compression socks for athletes.
Overall, the event helped increase awareness about leg vein health amongst health care workers and guests.

Healthy Legs Day

Put a spring in your step by attending La Jolla Vein Care’s Healthy Legs Day today, March 21, from 8:30am-5pm. Learn about vein conditions and the newest technology to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Enjoy free varicose vein screenings, refreshments, gift bags, and gift certificates.
Pop Chips of San Diego have donated some yummie treats for participants to enjoy, along with other refreshments. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. La Jolla Vein Care is located in the Scripps Ximed Medical Building. (858/550-0330, www.lajollaveincare.com).