According to the Mayo Clinic, diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve
damage that can occur in diabetics. High blood sugar levels can cause nerve
damage throughout the body, but most often occurs in legs and feet. Symptoms
can range from pain and numbness in limbs to digestive and heart problems.
The disease can be disabling, and even fatal.
Dr. Dane Wulich of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center talks
about the critical importance of early diagnosis and treatment of the
diabetic foot. MR3’s patient focused service makes early detection
of foot ulcers possible, allowing intervention to be made in the
outpatient setting to save lower limbs, and ultimately lives.
Medscape image comparing healthy vs. damaged nerves and
blood vessels. Damaged nerves and occluded vessels lead to
loss of sensation in the soles of the feet and poor circulation,
making developing ulcers difficult to detect and hard to heal.
The MR3 solution incorporates daily temperature monitoring
of the sole of the foot with patient outreach to improve
outcomes and avoid costly and painful treatments. A small,
differential spike in surface temperature may indicate a pre-ulcerous
site, making early intervention by a medical provider possible.
Dr. Kevin Higgins explains the importance of daily monitoring of the foot using Temp Touch.