According to the 2022 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care, the initial evaluation for PAD should include an assessment of the pedal pulses as well as a history of decreased walking speed, leg fatigue, and claudication. Ankle-brachial index testing is indicated in patients with symptoms or signs of PAD. Skin perfusion pressure (≥ 40 mm Hg), toe pressure (≥ 30 mm Hg), and/or transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2 ≥ 25 mm Hg) are tests that should be performed in patients with a diabetic foot ulcer and PAD.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease - Medscape - Feb 22, 2022.