Early detection of distal symmetric polyneuropathy by temperature sense – testing / prevention of diabetic foot.
The loss of temperature – discrimination in the lower extremities is the crucial early symptom of distal symmetric polyneuropathy, a typical concomitant disease of diabetes mellitus.
Targeted search for this symptom will save time for prevention and treatment of the diabetic foot. Therefore, regular testing of the sense of temperature is a must for diabetic primary care.
Here and not on the subordinate levels of care, the decision on the further fate of a diabetic foot is made. The examination instrument, the examination itself and the motivation of the examiners must withstand the special conditions of everyday practice in primary care.
TIP THERM® meets the requirements for the qualified temperature sense test. The instrument requires no external energy, is virtually indestructible, easy to handle and fits in every pocket.
The most important requirement, however, is fulfilled by the fact that TIP THERM® is validated (Spraul 1995). Due to its physical properties and geometric shape, the amazingly simple instrument ensures reproducible test results at ambient temperatures of up to 23 ° C.