KTLA 5 was among the hundreds of publications that featured USA Vascular Center’s story on “Early PAD Detection is Crucial for Diabetics.
As Diabetes Awareness Month highlights the importance of managing blood sugar, USA Vascular Centers emphasizes the critical link between diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD), urging patients to prioritize screening for both conditions.
Approximately one in three patients with diabetes have PAD, in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. (1) Over time, the buildup of plaque can impact blood circulation, cause a range of painful or uncomfortable symptoms, and increase the danger of heart attack, stroke, and amputation.
“It’s important that individuals diagnosed with diabetes know if they have an abnormal ankle-brachial index,” said Yan Katsnelson, Founder and CEO of USA Vascular Centers. “Delaying PAD diagnosis and treatment can have severe consequences, including heart attack, stroke, and even amputation. However, early intervention can significantly improve circulation, alleviate symptoms, and reduce the risk of complications.”