The Effect of Diabetes on ABI

Diabetes affected an estimated 425 million individuals worldwide in 2017 and there is a strong indication that this number will continue to rise. Amongst its many complications and adverse health effects it also greatly increases the risk of a number of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs), including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) [1].   The mechanisms of the detrimental…

Why diabetics should have their ABI checked regularly

Nowadays we are all pretty well acquainted with diabetes in this or that way. Everybody has a friend, grandparent or even a child who has diabetes. In fact WHO claims the total number of people with diabetes is projected to rise from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030 (World Health Organization). Apart…