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At-home foot temperature monitoring reduced foot complications in high risk patients with diabetes

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Q What is the effectiveness of at-home, infrared foot temperature monitoring for preventing foot complications in high risk patients with diabetes?


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randomised controlled trial.

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6 months.

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high risk diabetes foot clinics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.

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85 patients 18–80 years of age (mean age 55 y, 51% men) who had diabetes (World Health Organization criteria) and were at high risk of developing diabetic foot ulcerations (International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot risk group 2 or 3—ie, history of foot ulceration or lower extremity amputation, or peripheral sensory neuropathy with loss of protective sensation or foot deformity such as hallux valgus or claw toes). Exclusion criteria were open …

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  • For correspondence: Dr L A Lavery, Scott and White Hosptial, Temple, TX, USA.

  • Source of funding: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.