Diabetes is the leading cause of neuropathy around the world and neuropathy is the most common complication and greatest source of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. It is estimated that the prevalence of neuropathy in diabetes patients is approximately 20%. Gold Healthcare uses a biothesiometer for VPT – Vibrational Perception Threshold. Higher the VPT, higher is the risk of ulceration of the foot. Our biothesiometer is mobile and easy to use. We can easily test up to 100 patients in one camp.
It is ideal to combine a neuropathy camp with a foot pressure mapping camp so that patients who have a risk of neuropathic foot damage can be tested for foot weight pressure distribution and if they have excessive loading in high risk zones (heal, metatarsal heads), they can be prescribed corrective and protective orthotic footwear to mitigate the risk of getting ulceration.