Temperature monitoring to assess, predict, and prevent diabetic foot complications

Lawrrence A. Lavery, David G Armstrong

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Abstract

Preventing foot complications in high-risk patients with diabetes is often overlooked. Assessing risk factors and providing standard preventative care is low tech and relatively inexpensive. The objective of this article is to discuss standard screening and prevention practices and using temperature as a self-assessment and monitoring tool. There are a number of studies that demonstrate the impact of screening and prevention; three randomized clinical trials report a three-to 10-fold reduction in foot ulcerations among high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-419
Number of pages4
JournalCurr Diab Rep
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Diabetic Foot
Diabetes Complications
Foot
Preventive Medicine
Temperature
Randomized Controlled Trials
Self-Assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Temperature monitoring to assess, predict, and prevent diabetic foot complications. / Lavery, Lawrrence A.; Armstrong, David G.

In: Curr Diab Rep, Vol. 7, No. 6, 12.2007, p. 416-419.

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