What are some of the symptoms of PAD for people with Diabetes?

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-08-18 23:25:23 -0500
Started 2011-07-27 16:51:59 -0500

If your problem has to do withthe arteries to your legs and feet, it is called PAD. This is very common in people with diabetes, and some of the symptoms are: 1) pain, tinderness or cramping in the buttocks, legs, and thighs when you walkthat goes away when you rest. 2) sleep disturbed by foot and /or leg pain. 3) slow healing wounds on your feet and /or toes. PAD can greatly increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. PAD can also lead to gangrene and / or amputations.

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Pappy03 2011-08-18 23:14:37 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with PAD in 2002. I didn't know I had anything wrong at the time. I was having a stress test on a treadmill and after 5 minutes on the thing the doctor asked if I had any pain and I told him I did in my hips (I thought it was normal). He done a doppler on both legs and ended up putting artificial arteries in both legs. Doctor tells me my circulation is great now but my feet still feel like they are cold. This also happened 5 years after having heart bypass and being told I had CAD.

HeartHawk 2011-08-18 23:25:23 -0500 Report


Very instructive story! The same conditons that cause heart disease cause PAD. It's all just arterial disease and there are many other similar "diseases" and conditions.