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Diabetic Neuropathy: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by NewsBot, Jan 31, 2017.

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    PUBLIC RELEASE: 30-JAN-2017
    What primary care providers should know about diabetic neuropathy
    New guidelines from Michigan Medicine researchers and the American Diabetes Association equip physicians with better information on the condition

     
  3. terigreen

    terigreen Active Member

    Diabetic neuropathy is one of the major causes of ulcers in patients. Skin testing diabetic neuropathy patients with Semmes Weinstein 5.07 10g nylon monofilament wire should be performed quarterly on all of our diabetic patients.

    According to the American Diabetes Association, all patients with diabetes should be screened for loss of protective sensation in their feet (peripheral neuropathy) when they are diagnosed and at least annually thereafter, using simple clinical tests such as the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament exam.
    The Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament nylon wire exerts 10 g of force when bowed into a C shape against the skin for 1 second. Patients who can’t reliably detect application of the 5.07, 10-g monofilament to designated sites on the plantar surface of their feet are considered to have lost protective sensation.

    Thanks,

    Teri Green
    Atlas Biomechanics
     
  4. terigreen

    terigreen Active Member

    Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament nylon wire can be a great scanning tool to perform on our diabetic patients.

    Teri Green
    Atlas Biomechanics
     
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