Home assessment for diabetic footcare

Neuropad is a non-invasive and painless screening test for diabetic foot problems (peripheral autonomic neuropathy). As dryness of the skin of the feet correlates with the potential for foot ulceration, the Neuropad screening test may detect symptoms of diabetic foot syndrome, a condition that can lead to foot ulcers. The test, which can be done at home, involves placing a small pad on to the foot for 10 minutes.

This screening may pick up diabetes-related foot problems early so that more serious complications may be avoided through the initiation of timely treatment. £16.50 for one pack of two test pads, which come in a foil pack with user instructions. www.neuropad.co.uk

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