Spider veins

By NewSong53 Latest Reply 2016-02-28 11:48:45 -0600
Started 2014-10-26 17:31:26 -0500

Hi, all ~~ I just recently started getting splotches of spider veins on my inside ankles and one on my calf near the knee. I do more walking now and I always wear roomy tennis shoes with thick, cushiony socks. I don't spend a lot of time on my feet, although I do get up and move around a lot in my job and at home. My blood pressure is borderline normal and my heart rate is normal. Could this be the result of poor circulation and, if so, what could I do to improve it other than watching my carbs? (By the way, just looked to see how many carbs in my whole grain bread and it's 20 — if I eat a sandwich that's 2 slices and my total carb allotment for that meal! I'm starting to realize just how bad my diet is, even though I've modified it somewhat.) I've always been a sandwich lover . . . but I guess the choice now is bread or life . . . :-(

9 replies

Type1Lou 2014-10-27 10:27:40 -0500 Report

Try buying the thin sliced bread to cut the carbs if you can't totally go "cold turkey" off of the bread. When you read the labels, it's amazing to discover both serving sizes and carbs per serving on some of the things you thought were "healthy". Bread is my weakness too and I do allow myself one thin slice every now and again, as long as I account for the carbs. I congratulate you on becoming "Carb Aware" as I believe it is the key to better blood glucose control. As far as the spider veins, I've developed them too. I've chalked it up to a factor of aging (I'm 65) since my BP is good, my last A1c was 6.6 and I stay active. I have them above my ankles and on my inner thighs right above the knee. They aren't uncomfortable. I do have a bit of painless neuropathy in my feet as well.

kimfing 2014-10-26 22:07:34 -0500 Report

I don't know anything about spider veins. I am going to give you an option regarding bread for your sandwich. I use Sara lee 45 calorie delightful bread. 2 slices is 18 carbs 90 calories for the healthy multi gain bread.

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