Recent research from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago has shown that if diabetics get "hot spots" on their feet, that is an early indication of foot ulcers, which can lead to foot amputation. Unfortunately, diabetes often causes foot numbing, so patients may not be able to sense "hot spots" before they turn into foot ulcers. A special kind of foot thermometer
can help them stay on top of the problem, according to an Associated Press report. Inflammation, an indication of tissue injury, can be measured by an increase in temperature. And a sudden rise can mean that a foot ulcer is about to break out.
Right now, there is only one foot thermometer on the market, the TempTouch, a handheld device, made by Xilas Medical Inc.
But typically with mainstream media coverage, the firm isn't mentioned by AP until...