Diabetic Neuropathy & its detection

It is well-known that Diabetes has become a dangerous disease today. International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have estimated, by 2030, 438 million people will suffer due to diabetes worldwide and costs the world US$376 billion. Today, it is not restricted to elderly age-group and increasing number of young adults are also developing the disease. 

Diabetik Foot Care India Pvt Ltd, Chennai specializes in the manufacturing, import, marketing and distribution and export of niche medical devices for the management of diabetes and its complications. Founded in the 1991, and renamed in 2005, lays emphasis on a technically sound sales force and has utilized the same to introduce advanced technologies and also aids physicians to utilize the related products in their day to day management of patients. Our venture in this domain is to spread awareness regarding the disease and help the physicians to screen the patients world-over in fighting Diabetes. We are considered the market leader in providing the complete solution for the management of diabetic foot complications.. 

Providing Quality Medical Equipments at an affordable cost with care is the motto of the Company.


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
  • Sensory - Negative or positive, diffuse or focal; usually insidious in onset and showing a stocking-and-glove distribution in the distal extremities
  • Motor - Distal, proximal, or more focal weakness, sometimes occurring along with sensory neuropathy (sensorimotor neuropathy)
  • Autonomic - Neuropathy that may involve the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems and the sweat glands
SOME OF THE COMMONEST TESTS TO DIAGNOSE ARE
  • Monofilament test: Sensitivity to touch may be tested using a soft nylon fiber called a monofilament. A 10gm Monofilament is used to touch at many points in the foot to rule out the loss of protective touch sensation.
  • Digital Biothesiometry: A more advanced, simple and reliable diagnostic quality instrument which is used to measure the loss of vibration perception threshold quantitatively.
  • Nerve conduction studies: This test measures how quickly the nerves in your arms and legs conduct electrical signals. It's often used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Electromyography (EMG): Often performed along with nerve conduction studies, electromyography measures the electrical discharges produced in your muscles.
  • Quantitative sensory testing: This noninvasive test is used to assess how your nerves respond to changes in temperature both HOT & COLD.
  • Autonomic testing: If you have symptoms of autonomic neuropathy, your doctor may request special tests to look at your blood pressure in different positions and assess your ability to sweat.