Neuropad diabetes footcare

LIVINGLIVING ADVERTORIAL

ON THE RIGHT FOOT

A new product is set to bring down the rate of diabetes-related

foot problems in the UK.

B

earing in mind that

many people with

diabetes do not even

get the annual foot

check to which they

are entitled*, or can't attend because

they are working, wouldn't it make sense

if people could take a simple test at home

and send in their results by post? Well

yes, and now they can.

Last year, a new screening test

called Neuropad was submitted for

consideration by the NHS Innovation

Accelerator programme and was

shortlisted by a panel of assessors on

the basis that it was "a good, patientcentred

innovation that has the potential

to improve screening for foot problems

in people with diabetes and therefore

reduce preventable complications." The

panel described Neuropad as a "simple,

inexpensive product addressing a clear

need" and "a great innovation".

Autonomic neuropathy is an early

indicator of diabetic foot syndrome,

which is a condition that may lead to

amputations and that's what Neuropad

uses to screen for the condition. John

Simpson, MD of Neuropad UK, who has

worked in the pharmaceutical industry for

much of his career, spotted the potential

of Neuropad after coming across it in

Germany. He says, "Anything that can

detect the early onset of the condition

can help reduce the rate of amputations,

which of course can devastate lives.

Neuropad is such a simple solution which

fulfils an un-met need of earlier testing for

potential changes in foot health for people

with diabetes. The emphasis should be on

home-testing but of course it can be used

in GP surgeries as well as diabetes clinics.

What I particularly liked about Neuropad

was that it was simple enough for people

to use on themselves, which saves

everyone time and money. Wouldn't it be

a good idea to let people test themselves

at home so that they don't need to take a

day of work to attend a clinic?"

There's no primary care test that does

what Neuropad does. Monofilament and

other sensory tests don't do the same

thing. "No one is currently being tested

for autonomic neuropathy in primary care

in order to pick up on early changes in

the feet." Says Simpson, "Knowledge is

empowering; if you know there's a change

in the health of your feet then you can

start doing something about it. Neuropad

testing isn't painful, takes just 10 minutes

to see if there's a colour change in the pad,

and because it's a simple colour change,

it can't be misinterpreted. It goes way

beyond the tuning fork or a filament test."

How does it work?

Neuropad detects a lack of sweat

production in the feet (known medically

as sudomotor dysfunction) as an indicator

for autonomic neuropathy, which is an

early indication of diabetic foot syndrome.

Damage to the small nerve fibres in the

feet may damage the sweat glands

(sudomotors), so reduced sweating

can be a sign of foot damage. The blue

Neuropad is placed on the foot and if it

changes to pink, then the foot is healthy

with adequate sweat production. If it stays

blue or only partially changes to pink then

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