Diabetic Footcare Telehealth System
Maintains proper footcare and identifies early signs skin breakdown that can result in
Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)
Dedicated to the improvement
of Diabetic's quality of life
50% of diabetics have foot neuropathies (1)
Increases risk for peripheral artery disease (2)
90% of type 2 diabetics are obese (3)
Visual retinopathy present in 50% of diabetics (4)
Reasonable blood glucose control helps with DFU healing (5)
40% recurrence rates after 1 year of initial DFU healing (6,9)
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15% of patients with diabetes. DFUs is the most common cause of hospitalization among diabetics. (7)
Over 30 million Americans have diabetes and 1 out of 5 will develop a DFU. The US spends a total of $176 billion on direct costs for diabetes care; as much as one third of this expenditure is lower extremity related. (8)
If left untreated, foot ulcers can progressively lead to bone/tissue infection, systemic infections amputation and death.
Dry well and hover feet over a mirror placed on floor to self inspect soles. This is a dangerous practice when considering the vision and balance problems diabetics have.
Monitoring after an initial foot ulcer treatment is crucial in the healing process. Patients wait 30 or more days without seeing their provider.
Many times providers can't get them in sooner. 30-45 day wait time.
Properly dries between toes and sides of each foot to maintain clean, dry healthy skin
Embedded HD camera allows user to closely inspect foot and send images to their physician
Equipped with a weight scale and open API to connect bluetooth devices such as blood glucose meters
Connect with clinicians and caretakers faster to avoid complications and needless hospitalizations
Transmit images and vital signs to provider portal for telehealth reimbursement such as chronic care management and remote physiologic monitoring
Gently dries between toes to keep them clean and dry.
Easily check your feet every day for cuts, redness, swelling, sores, blisters, or any other change to the skin or nails.
Connect with your physician or caretakers to intervene, manage ongoing wounds, and take action early.
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2- Thiruvoipati T, Kielhorn CE, Armstrong EJ. Peripheral artery disease in patients with diabetes: Epidemiology, mechanisms, and outcomes. World J Diabetes. 2015;6(7):961–969. doi:10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.961
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6- Everett E, Mathioudakis N. Update on management of diabetic foot ulcers. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018;1411(1):153–165. doi:10.1111/nyas.13569
7- Pemayun TG, Naibaho RM, Novitasari D, Amin N, Minuljo TT. Risk factors for lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: a hospital-based case-control study. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2015;6:29629. Published 2015 Dec 7. doi:10.3402/dfa.v6.29629
8- Rice, J. B., U. Desai, and A. K. Cumming et al. 2014. Burden of diabetic foot ulcers for Medicare and private insurers. Diabetes Care 37 (3):651-8.
9- David G. Armstrong, D.P.M., M.D., Ph.D., Andrew J.M. Boulton, M.D., and Sicco A. Bus, Ph.D. 2017. Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence. New England Journal of Medicine 376:24