Do all diabetics have poor circulation?

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Houston podiatrist tests diabetics for peripheral artery disease with padnetPoor circulation, or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), is a common complication of diabetes. PAD also effects millions of people without diabetes, especially those who smoke. Reduced circulation puts the limb at risk for gangrene which can lead to amputation. PAD is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

 

Podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston uses state of the art technology to detect PAD early. This enables you to get treatment before any serious complications occur. PADnet is a painless, non-invasive examination that detects a reduction in the circulation in your legs. This information will be shared with your internist and cardiologist so we can together decide on a course of action.

 

PAD has become known as a silent killer. The presence of PAD dramatically increases your chances of developing a heart attack or stroke. The best time for you to be checked is before a foot or ankle problem, such as a foot ulcer or gangrene, occurs. Schedule an appointment to have this painless, 30 minute test performed at our Houston podiatry office.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.