Ischemia

If either dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial pulse can be felt, then it is highly unlikely that there is significant ischemia. However, the American Diabetes Association has recommended that the ankle-brachial pressure should be measured in all diabetic patients above 50 years of age (15). Indeed, a recent study showed a 21% prevalence of peripheral arterial disease as indicated by a low ankle-brachial pressure index in newly diagnosed diabetic patients (16). However, many diabetic patients have medial arterial calcification, giving an artificially elevated systolic pressure, even in the presence of ischemia.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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