Neuropathic pain is a frequent complication arising from diabetic neuropathy. Numbness, tingling or burning sensation, muscle weakness and sharp pain are some of the common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Although there is no absolute cure for diabetic neuropathy, different treatments are available to keep the symptoms under control.
Early diagnosis plays a key role in alleviating pain due to neuropathy. Besides basic patient history, clinical examination and laboratory tests, nerve conduction studies and vibration perception threshold measurements play an important role in the diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy. Several pieces of equipment are available for these studies.
Kody Medical Electronics has come up with revolutionary equipment for the measurement of vibration perception threshold of large and small nerve fibers. Unlike nerve conduction tests, these equipment help in detecting diabetic neuropathy in the early stages, facilitating early treatment and better quality of life for the patient.
Kodys neuropathy analysers (KODYS Biothezi VPT/VPT Lite/VPT Ultra) help diagnose large fiber neuropathy complications by analysing vibration perception threshold in hands and feet. Biothezi VPT and VPT Lite are simple and cost effective instruments with a manual control that allows vibration to be applied close to the anticipated level and then gradually increased or decreased to detect the exact threshold. VPT Ultra is a more sophisticated equipment with completely digital design with Bluetooth and USB interface with a PC. The machine can be remotely controlled through an Android mobile app. It generates both pictorial and graphical reports.
Kodys Elite hot cold perception detecting device HCP-ELITE helps diagnose small fiber neuropathy complications by analysing thermal perception in hands and feet. This is a simple and economical biothesiometer with Windows-based, easy to use software. It has dual speed selection for hot and cool modes and dual colour display, red for hot mode and green for cool mode.
Kodys Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy Analyser helps diagnose autonomic neuropathy in the heart due to diabetes or other ailments through a series of 6 tests to analyse both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system function. It is a non-invasive fully automated computer-based system that provides heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure analysis for a quantitative assessment of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and autonomic balance (sympathetic and parasympathetic).
All these revolutionary instruments are sure to help in the early diagnosis of neuropathy in patients with diabetes and improve their quality of life with timely intervention.