Peripheral Vascular Disease
Diabetes also affects the flow of blood. Without good blood flow, it takes longer for a sore or cut to heal. Poor blood flow in the arms and legs is called “Peripheral Vascular Disease”. If you have an infection that will not heal because of poor blood flow, you are at risk for developing ulcers or gangrene.
Preventions of Peripheral Vascular Disease
1 Quit smoking
2 Make dietary changes.
3 Increase number of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean meats.
4 Exercise regularly.
5 Maintain a healthy weight.
6 Take all medications strictly as prescribed.