Peripheral Artery Disease is the leading cause of diabetic foot amputation.
Diseases of the heart and arteries are the leading cause of death in the United States, but the signs and symptoms are often overlooked. Also overlooked is that PAD is why people with diabetes develop foot ulcers and infections that lead to below-the-knee amputations. Learn more about the disease progression.
Diabetes is a growing epidemic and the leading cause of PAD, but the lack of awareness surrounding the diagnosis and treatment options for peripheral artery disease continues to result in unnecessary amputations. Please take a moment to think about everything you have to live for. . . and take a stand against PAD.
PAD by the numbers:
You are not alone.
Most people have never heard of PAD, but they have heard of peripheral neuropathy and foot amputations resulting from diabetes.
The truth is PAD affects more than 18 million Americans and 20% of people over 65, so everyone knows someone that suffers from this silent disease. If it’s not you, it might be your mother, grandfather, spouse or friend. Take the PAD questionnaire to see if you might be at risk.
The good news is that early detection and treatment of PAD is the most effective way to avoid amputation, and there are several minimally invasive, out patient procedures to help restore blood flow and save your feet and toes.
You know someone with Peripheral Artery Disease
Please get screened and help us raise awareness of PAD!
Our goal this year is to provide 5,000 free screenings and save 10,000 feet from amputation. And since PAD affects 20% of baby boomers and 1 in 3 diabetics over the age of 50, it could easily be someone you love.
Take a stand today and prevent amputation with one call to schedule your screening.