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Diabetic, obese, prominent veins on hands, forearms, difficulty finding vein during blood test. Treatment?

I have a friend that is a women with diabetes who is obese and in the past 6 months the veins in her hands and forearms have become very prominent. They really stick out, one of the reasons she has noticed this is because when she had her blood drawn earlier, they always had a hard time finding a vein. Now it is very noticible and she was wondering if this could be a symptom of a problem and she needs to see her doctor or if not.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Your friend is a Diabetic and obese.
She may be trying to lose weight and exercising, this may have cause her veins to pop up.
She may be on medications like metformin / insulin which will also cause to lose weight.
She should check her blood pressure for hypertension.
She has risk of atherosclerosis due to diabetes and obesity.
Any form of arteritis may cause it.
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