Information about diabetes
There are about 50 000 people with type 1 diabetes and about 250 000 people with type 2 diabetes in Finland. Furthermore, about 200 000 people are estimated to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Diabetic foot tissue damage is a common complication related to diabetes. At its worst, this damage leads to lower extremity amputation. In Finland alone, around 900 lower extremity amputations are performed yearly. Half of these amputations are performed to people with diabetes. Most of these amputations could be avoided with effective foot disorder prevention and early diagnosis. Foot temperature monitoring of patients with diabetes is a part of current care guidelines in Finland, and changes in foot temperature should be reacted early so that tissue damage could be avoided. The equipment developed by the company enables objective imaging of foot temperature and image archiving in the patient’s database for later follow-up. Long-term follow-up makes it possible to react quickly to changes in the feet and provide effective treatment to heal them.