Thermal Scan for Diabetes Detection
Thermography is a non-invasive test of physiology, showing thermal abnormalities present in the body. It is a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early warning signs in the development of diabetic Neuropathy and other vascular disorders.
Thermal scans can detect the changes in the feet of people who may be at risk of developing diabetes. The number of adults at risk is 1 in every 11 people. By using thermal imaging we can monitor and note changes over a period of time comparing your baseline scan to follow up scans to track changes.
Thermal imaging can detect areas of increased inflammation in the body as well as areas of poor circulation. Some of the causes of temperature fluctuation could be as a result of various conditions such as diabetic neuropathy or fibromyalgia. These two conditions look very different when viewed thermally which means the thermal scan can assist your doctor to make an informed diagnosis.
Early warning signs for type 2 diabetes:
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Always feeling hungry
- Blurry vision
- Slow healing of cuts and wounds
- Tingling, numbness or pain in the hands or feet
- Patches of dark skin
- Itching and yeast infections
People with blood sugar levels which are higher than normal are considered to be prediabetic. If this condition is left untreated it can develop to type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
If left untreated, high blood sugar levels can lead to more serious conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Foot problems
- Neuropathy or nerve damage
- Loss of vision or eye disease
- Kidney disease
Risk Factors of Diabetes
- 45 years and older
- Being overweight or obese
- Family history of diabetes
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Not exercising
- Medical history of diabetes, heart disease or stroke