Veteran Notes: New device has the potential to prevent limb loss in diabetics – Wadena Pioneer Journal

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As part of broader efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to confront diabetes, Dec. 1, 2019, the VA began regional implementation of the Podimetrics Mat, a new medical device that has the potential to prevent limb loss in Veterans with diabetes.

The technology, now in use at 15 VA medical centers, uses thermographic monitoring of a patient’s feet to identify early onset of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), which can lead to limb loss if not detected early. Known as thermal imaging, the non-invasive test involves no radiation and uses a special camera to measure skin temperature. This allows clinicians to develop plans for preventing added deterioration of a patient’s health. Smart mat detects early warning signs of foot ulcers.

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