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Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists

Evaluation of hot and cold sensation of hand in type 2 diabetic patients in age group of 40-80 years

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Author Details : Poonam Sepat*, Sandhya Wasnik

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 50-52

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Introduction: The aim of the study is to find out the effect of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) on the hot and cold sensation of hand.
Material and Method: Total100 subjects in the age group of 40-80 year, both male and female were included in this study. Subjects were divided into 2 groups. Group A: 50 subjects diagnosed type 2 diabetic mellitus. Group B: 50 normal healthy subjects investigated and diagnosed Non-diabetic mellitus. Before the start of the procedure, detailed neuro-musculoskeletal evaluation was done to meet inclusion and exclusion criteria and those who were ready to be part of the study, the written informed consent was obtained from them. Rolyan hot and cold discrimination kit was used to examine hot and cold sensation of both handsat pulp of index finger, little finger and dorsal web space.
Result: There was loss of hot & cold sensation in 10% subjects of T2DM group at index and little finger bilaterally and all these subjects have the duration of diabetes >15yr.
Conclusion: loss of sensation may lead to injuries of diabetic hands. Hand care should be thought to the patients to prevent injuries to the hand.

Keywords: Type 2 diabetes, Hot and cold sensation, Diabetic hand.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jsip.2019.007

How to cite : Sepat P, Wasnik S, Evaluation of hot and cold sensation of hand in type 2 diabetic patients in age group of 40-80 years. J Soc Indian Physiother 2019;3(2):50-52

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