More than half of all lower limb amputations in the U.S. result from complications
Diabetes affects virtually every part of the body, including the circulatory
system. High blood sugar levels make the blood “sticky,” causing
it to clot more readily and adhere to plaque buildup inside artery walls.
Combine sticky blood with narrowed arteries in the lower legs, feet and
toes, and you've got a perfect recipe for wounds that don’t
heal, become infected and require extreme measures to prevent further
Prevention is one of the best ways to ensure this doesn’t happen
to you or someone you love … and King’s Daughters is here
to help with our Vascular Disease Screening program. The program includes
a test for poor circulation in the lower extremities as well as ultrasounds
of the arteries in the neck and the abdomen. The ultrasounds check for
blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the brain and for weaknesses
in the main artery that supplies blood to the lower half of the body.
They tests are painless, take about 30 minutes and cost just $80 total.
If you’re diabetic, or you’ve experienced any symptoms of poor
circulation in your feet and legs (such as very little or no hair growth
on the legs, wounds that heal slowly, pain when you walk that goes away
when you rest), we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this important
The next Vascular Disease Screening is this Friday, April 21, at our Prestonsburg
office. Appointments are available beginning at 9 a.m. To schedule, please
call us at 1-888-377-KDMC anytime. A physician referral is not needed.
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. The screening is eligible for
Health Spending Account reimbursement.