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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Role of Biothesiometry in the diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy


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Author Details: BMK Aruna, R. Haragopal

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 329

Article End Page : 331


Abstract

Introduction and Objectives: Increased incidence of neuropathy in diabetic patients motivated this present study to diagnose the diabetic neuropathy as early as possible. The present study was undertaken to determine the usefulness of biothesiometry in the early diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy.
Materials and Method: The present study was conducted on 60 subjects (30 male and 30 female) in the age group of 40 to 60 years in which 30 were type II diabetic and 30 were non diabetic. Vibratory perception threshold was measured by Vibro therm DX Neuropathy analyzer which measures vibratory sensation quantitatively.
Results: The mean VPT in the non-diabetic group was 14.4 whereas in the diabetic group it was 16.19. There was statistically significant difference between the non-diabetic group and diabetic group (p˂0.05).
Conclusion: From this study we can conclude that all cases of diabetic patients irrespective of clinical symptoms of neuropathy should be advised to undergo biothesiometry on regular intervals as a part of routine diabetic checkup which can help in the early diagnosis of neuropathy & planning of future therapy to prevent progression of disease.

Keywords:
Biothesiometry, Diabetic neuropathy, Diagnosis, Vibration perception threshold, Hyperglycaemia