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Diabetic Leg Pain and Peripheral Arterial Disease

by Joyce Malaskovitz, PhD, RN, CDE, and Susan Rush Michael, DNSc, RN, CDE

The good news about PAD is that it can be prevented with the same healthy lifestyle that lowers the risk of most major diabetes complications. In addition, if detected early, PAD can be stopped and reversed, so it’s important to get screened regularly for PAD, be aware of its signs and symptoms, and seek treatment immediately if a problem or symptom arises. By taking steps to prevent or halt vascular disease, you can raise the likelihood of being able to live your life the way you want to.

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