This study investigated the relationship between the reversal of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and the occurrence of new diabetic foot wounds. After treatment with monochromatic near infrared photo energy, foot sensitivity improvement was observed in individuals with DPN.
Out of 68 patients, only 1 developed a new diabetic foot wound (1.5% incidence), compared to a previously reported incidence of 7.3% in the Medicare-aged population with diabetes.
These findings suggest that enhancing foot sensitivity in patients with DPN may decrease the occurrence of new foot ulcers, highlighting the potential clinical relevance of such interventions.
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