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What is peripheral vascular disease?

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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is an abnormal condition that affects the blood vessels outside the heart, usually the hands and feet. It often results from decreased blood flow and narrowing of the arteries from atherosclerosis. People who have had diabetes for a long time may develop PVD.

From: Glossary of Diabetes Terms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. xylitol.org. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. xylitol.org. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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