Staying connected with your patients is important in helping them prevent wounds that can lead to amputation and potentially life-threatening complications.
Patients with diabetes who have lost “the gift of pain” should, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association, examine their feet on a daily basis.
TempStat is an at-home temperature monitoring device that uses liquid crystal technology that produces a thermal image of your patient’s feet to allow for quick and easy identification of potential “hot spots” – areas of increased focal temperature indicative of inflammation or infection.
With TempStat, patients with diabetes can observe what they often can’t feel and monitor what they can’t see. Visually compelling and easy-to-use, TempStat is the only at-home temperature monitoring device approved by the FDA to detect signs of inflammation on the soles of the feet. Additionally, the device’s magnification mirror helps patients monitor parts of their feet that may be difficult to see directly. Inflammation is often the invisible precursor sign of infection and pending ulceration. On observing a “hot spot” or wound, your patient will have been instructed to call your office.