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gangrene resulting from arteriosclerosis associated with diabetes.
Etymology: Gk, diabainein, to pass through, gaggraina
gangrene, usually involving the lower extremities, that develops secondary to sensory peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease complications related to the diabetic disease process.
diabetic gangreneGangrene due to diabetic vascular disease.
di·a·bet·ic gan·grene(dīă-betik gang-grēn)
Necrosis due to arteriosclerosis associated with diabetes.