Diabetes services at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) have received a significant
Increase as a result of a #4,000 donation of gear to help the early detection and diagnosis of diabetic foot disease.
Due to the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the RLI and the local community, both new pieces of gear, Biotestiometro and a Termoskin, are already proving to be invaluable instruments at the RLI’s Diabetes Centre.
The RLI’s Friends has been a recognized charity for over 40 years, and also the additions are the most up-to-date in a.
The very first item of gear was a Termoskin electro-medical device, which easures temperature varies between an individual’s two toes. These changes can be common in those with diabetes and the
Termoskin gear could result in diabetic foot disorder for patients’ diagnoses.
The second device, a Biotestiometro, functions alongside the Termoskin device supplying screening. Sensory neuropathy affects the nerves that carry messages of pain, temperature and touch, which for a patient with diabetes means loss of sensation in the toes.
Janet Singleton, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, included: “Suffering a diabetic foot ulcer is painful and also the most common cause of non-traumatic limb amputation that’s catastrophic.
“These invaluable diagnostic tools which will be very useful in early identification and diagnosis of diabetic foot disease.”