Study Finds Skin Temperature Monitoring Reduces the Risk of Diabetic Foot Ulceration

An 18-month randomized controlled trial of 225 subjects with diabetes and at high risk for ulceration found predictive value in temperature gradients in the soles of the feet, and significant benefits for patients performing daily measurements with an infrared dermal thermometer. Results of the 2007 study were reported in The American Journal of Medicine. Download the PDF of the full article here.