Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


February 22, 2023

In people with diabetes, age, duration of diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy are associated with an increased risk for PAD. In patients with diabetes, over 20% of individuals over the age of 50 years have PAD, compared with 10% of those younger than 50 years. Both the severity and duration of diabetes are significant predictors of the incidence and extent of PAD.

Studies have shown that advanced chronic kidney disease may be an independent risk factor for the development of PAD. One study found that PAD was present in 17.2% of patients with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2, compared with 7.0% in those with GFRs > 60 mL/min/1.73 m2.

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