Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common diabetes-related chronic complication. An unmet need for limb salvage is an effective tool to identify the presence of PAD. Various strategies have been used to assess PAD in patients with diabetes. However, no universal consensus has been yet reached. Babaei et al. investigated the diagnostic accuracy of different non-invasive methods namely Plethysmographic-and-Doppler derived ankle brachial index, toe brachial index, and Pulse volume waveform analysis to identify PAD in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this commentary is to discuss the current advances on evaluation of PAD in people with T2DM.
Peripheral arterial disease, Ankle brachial index, Toe brachial index, Pulse volume wave analysis