Diabetics at risk for vascular diseases



Diabetes is often accompanied by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a vascular disease that occurs when blood vessels in the legs are narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits. An estimated one in three people over the age of 50 with diabetes has this condition.
If undetected, PAD can lead to leg amputations and can place people who have it at very high risk for having a heart attack or stroke.
Since PAD is very common in people with diabetes, a group of experts brought together by the...

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