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.

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