According to the International Diabetes Federation, 537 million people around the world have diabetes. This number is projected to rise to 700 million by 2045. In 2021, diabetes was responsible for 6.7 million deaths. Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of diabetes cases, making it a global health crisis. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an athero-occlusive disease and a chronic complication of diabetes. It is a risk factor for both foot ulceration and amputation. More than two thirds of patients with diabetic foot ulceration have associated PAD. Estimates suggest that more than 230 million people worldwide have PAD. Early recognition and treatment of patients with diabetes and feet at risk for ulcers and amputations can prevent or delay adverse outcomes.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease - Medscape - Feb 22, 2022.