Diabetes & Peripheral Arterial Disease
The TruPAD™ is an FDA Cleared Device that Measures Peripheral Arterial Disease at the Point-of-Care.
TruPAD™ measures the blood pressure in the lower-extremities with or without exercise (computer included).
TruPAD™ is a medical device that measures Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition in which the large and medium-sized arteries supply blood to the legs and become narrow or clogged with plaque, constricting blood flow.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) reduces blood flow to the feet and legs and can cause pain in the feet and legs which may lead to tissue death (gangrene). People with diabetes and a history of smoking are most at risk of developing peripheral artery disease. Studies say at least 1 in 5 elderly people suffer from hardened arteries reducing blood flow to the limbs.
Major Causes of PAD
High Blood Pressure
Get Tested If
You have DM
Over age 65
Over age 50 and have a history of diabetes or smoking
Under age 50, but have diabetes and other PAD risk factors, such as obesity or high BP
NO 'pre-warming' needed
NOT affected by cold digits
NOT affected by light
NOT required to remove shoes