Why we Stand

PAD touches us all.

Raising awareness of PAD is an ongoing opportunity, and a challenge that is very personal to us.

Stand Against PAD is an awareness campaign intended to bring attention to one of the growing epidemics among diabetics and Americans over 60. The baby boomer generation must look to early detection of PAD to maintain their overall health, mobility and independence.

Diabetes is a growing epidemic
More than 100 million Americans are living with diabetes (or are pre-diabetic), and it is estimated that 1 in 3 diabetics over 50 suffer from PAD. These numbers are staggering, and greater than the number of Americans with breast cancer. Raising awareness of PAD is a necessity, not just a matter of fact.

What we are doing every day

With the affiliated Modern Vascular clinics as the primary sponsor of this campaign, we are doing everything we can to stand against PAD and prevent amputations. We take PAD treatment very personally. Our own mothers and fathers have been screened and treated in these same outpatient clinics, and we see patients that have something to stand for every day!

Our vision of tomorrow

One of our long-term goals is to build a foundation that can apply for grants and solicit donations, as the rising costs of healthcare and the uncertainties of Medicare should not prevent anyone from seeking a diagnosis or treatment for PAD. This funding could also help people that live in rural areas travel for procedures at clinics that specialize in PAD.

About Modern Vascular

The Modern Vascular group of affiliated clinics was founded on the mission of advancing the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease. Over the past year, we have been working hard to raise awareness of PAD but surprised at how difficult this is in a very noisy world. There are many great causes out there, and we think there is still room for people to learn more about the dangers of vascular disease — and this is why we organized a Stand Against PAD.

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Did you know?


Throughout the world, it is estimated that every 30 seconds one leg is amputated due to diabetes. [i]

PAD affects more than 12% of the world’s population. [ii] *

One in three diabetics over age 50 suffer from PAD. [iii] *

Waiting 6 weeks or longer to see a doctor for a diabetic foot ulcer can increase the likelihood that the ulcer will result in an amputation. [iv]

One year after PAD treatment, up to 70-90% of limbs affected by PAD and diabetic foot ulcers can be saved from amputation. [v]

20% of Americans age 65 and older have PAD. [vi]

Early intervention and treatment of PAD is the most effective way to avoid amputation. There are several minimally invasive treatment options for peripheral artery disease available – including atherectomy, angioplasty and stents. Waiting to seek treatment can limit your options and lead to irreversible conditions and further health complications. [vii]

Sources


[i] Yazdanpanah, L., Nasiri, M., Adarvishi, S., Literature review on the management of diabetic foot ulcer. World J Diabetes, 2015, 6(1): p. 37-53. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4317316/ (accessed 8/12/2016)

[ii] https://peripheralarteryanswers.com/12-facts-peripheral-arterial-disease/

[iii] https://peripheralarteryanswers.com/12-facts-peripheral-arterial-disease/
and https://medlineplus.gov/peripheralarterialdisease.html

[iv] Margolis, D.J., Allen-Taylor, L., Hoffstad, O., Berlin, J.A., Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers. Diabetes Care, 2002, 25(10): p. 1835-1839. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/diacare/25/10/1835.full.pdf (accessed 8/4/2016)

[v] Boulton AJ, Kirsner RS, Vileikyte L. Clinical practice. Neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers. N Engl J Med. 2004;351:48-55. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcp032966 (accessed 2/24/2017)

[vi] https://peripheralarteryanswers.com/12-facts-peripheral-arterial-disease/

[vii] https://www.azuravascularcare.com/infopad/diabetic-foot-amputation-stats/