The clinical study will attempt to discover whether outpatient weight and lifestyle management programs can affect diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a condition which affects more than half of people with diabetes and is the primary trigger diabetic foot ulcers which may require lower extremity amputations, according to a press release.
Researchers will follow 50 patients on an outpatient basis for 1 year, during which time doctors will monitor nerve conduction using NeuroMetrix’s NC-stat DPNCheck quantitative test for the evaluation of systemic neuropathies.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to support this study at Joslin, which is world renowned for its clinical and basic science work in diabetes," NeuroMetrix president & CEO Dr. Shai Gozani said in prepared remarks. "There has been speculation concerning the extent to which weight loss and intensive lifestyle management can impact diabetic microvascular complications such as peripheral neuropathy. This study is designed to make an important contribution to the debate, and will also demonstrate the diagnostic and monitoring efficacy of our NC-stat DPNCheck device."
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