Monday, June 8, 2009

Diabetes detection in your feet? Where else do you want to detect it?

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Glucose, schmucose. If you want to get the low-down on your diabetes, it all begins in the feet. Zephyr, a New Zealand-based company has developed a sort of shoe insole that has the ability to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the loss of sensation in the feet that usually accompanies diabetes and can lead to ulcers and even amputation. It does so by using sensors that monitor and analyze the feet temperature.

The shoe insole includes a small radio transmitter that will transmit the data to a PC via radio frequency. This allows yourself, or your doc to keep an active eye on your condition and provide plenty of preventative measures to keep those feet nice, healthy and still attached

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