A 2004 study by researchers from Texas A&M Health Science Center and Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas found significantly fewer diabetic foot complications in a control group using an infrared skin thermometer to measure temperatures of the sole of the foot daily. Download the PDF of the full article here.
A 2007 study published in Diabetes Care by a team of leading podiatrists and researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of using an infrared temperature monitoring device to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in individuals with diabetes and at high risk for lower extremity complications. Download the PDF of the full article here.
Amputee Coalition records that among those experiencing limb loss, the main causes are vascular disease (54%) – including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease – trauma (45%) and cancer (less than 2%)
A study published in 2007 by prominent clinicians in the journal, Diabetes Care, indicated that of patients presenting with diabetic foot ulcers 71.5 % healed, 12.3 % experienced delay in healing, and 16 % experienced a lower-limb amputation. Of the patients in the study population, 60.5 % developed a second ulcer in the follow-up period.…