Neuropathy affects 50% of diabetic patients. Diabetes often damages peripheral nerve endings. The patients having chronic diabetes often feel numbness at their extremities. If the impending neuropathy can be picked up in time then the patients can be advised the preventive measure much before the complications set in.
Vascular Doppler – Diabetes Vasculopathy:
A patient with diabetes and PVD is more likely to present with an ischaemic ulcer or gangrene than a patient without diabetes. The use of ankle- brachial – pressure index (ABI) in the clinic and beside provide a measure of blood flow to the ankle. This could help early detection, initiate early therapy and may thus reduce the risk of critical limb ischaemia and limb loss.
Podia scan – Structural defects:
Abnormal foot position, uneven pressure distribution on the foot, Neuropathy and Vasculopathy all can lead to development of non-healing foot ulcers. Podia scan can identify the high pressure point on the foot (sole) and the preventive measure can be taken to avoid Diabetes foot ulcers.