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New Device Lights Up Common Diabetes Complication

New Device Lights Up Common Diabetes Complication

Detecting peripheral artery disease early may prevent diabetes-related amputations.

New Device Lights Up Common Diabetes Complication

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 19:15

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  1. Tomography – a medical imaging technique that creates cross section images of the body to reveal underlying medical conditions.
  2. Arteries - Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
  3. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – An obstruction in the arteries, which restricts blood flow throughout the body and can lead to stroke, heart attack and amputation.
  4. Diabetes - A group of diseases that affects the way the body uses blood glucose.  Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces little to no insulin on its own.  Type 2, the most common form of diabetes, makes the body resistant to insulin.   
 

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