J Korean Diabetes.  2019 Mar;20(1):10-16. 10.4093/jkd.2019.20.1.10.

Epidemiology of Peripheral Arterial Diseases in Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. bokyungkoomd@gmail.com

Abstract

Epidemiologic studies have revealed diabetes mellitus is an important determining factor not only for the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) but also for the severity of PAD. As PAD is closely related to mortality and morbidity in individuals with diabetes as well as the general population, the primary prevention for PAD is very important. Age, disease duration, the level of hyperglycemia, blood pressure, and smoking status are independent risk factors for development of PAD in diabetic patients, and management of those risk factors might be an effective tool for reducing PAD burden.

Keyword

Diabetes mellitus; Hyperglycemia; Mortality; Peripheral arterial disease

MeSH Terms

Blood Pressure
Diabetes Mellitus*
Epidemiologic Studies
Epidemiology*
Humans
Hyperglycemia
Mortality
Peripheral Arterial Disease*
Primary Prevention
Risk Factors
Smoke
Smoking
Smoke
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