Home touch test can identify at-risk feet

A simple touch test can be used in the patient’s home by relatives or carers to accurately identify feet at risk of diabetes complications such as ulceration, UK research has shown.

The Ipswich Touch Test involves lightly touching the tips of the patient’s first, third and fifth toes of both feet with the index finger for one to two seconds. When used by relatives or carers who had been given instructions in a letter from

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