How Diabetes & Peripheral Arterial Disease Are Related:
Over 10 million Americans are affected by Peripheral Arterial Disease also known as Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD. While PAD can happen in anyone, diabetes & peripheral arterial disease are related because diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors associated with the disease. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely they are to develop PAD. Women with diabetes develop Peripheral Arterial Disease at an earlier age. In fact, PAD is 4x as common in diabetic women as it is in women without diabetes. 1 in 3 diabetic patients over the age of 50 have PAD.
Warning Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Leg pain, when walking or exercising, which resolves after a few minutes of rest. The leg pain recurs after walking or exercising the same amount of time or distance.
- Numbness, tingling or coldness in the lower legs or feet.
- Sores of infections on the feet or legs that heal slowly or not at all.
Warning Signs of Diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme thirst or hunger
- Blurred vision
- Tingling or numbness of the hands or feet
- Extreme fatigue and irritability
- Frequent infections
- Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
Peripheral Arterial Disease is the cause of 90% of all amputations that occur!
Contact Specialists Who Can Help with Diabetes & Peripheral Arterial Disease Symptoms
At Precision VIR, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to Diabetes & Peripheral Arterial Disease, working collaboratively with our colleagues in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Wound Care, Podiatry and Vascular Surgery to provide the best care to patients. We use the most current minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat PAD. Dr. Danny Chan, Dr. Jaryd Stein and all associate specialists in the practice are dedicated to providing the best and safest care to the diabetic PAD patient population.
Please call us at 214-382-3200 for an appointment if you are looking for treatment related to Diabetes & Peripheral Arterial Disease symptoms.
Precision VIR serves the DFW area including Dallas, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, Denton, Lewisville and all of North Texas.
This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or questions regarding a medical condition, always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider.