Recommendation ID

Intensive monitoring for people at risk of diabetic foot problems:- Does intensive monitoring of people at risk of diabetic foot disease reduce the morbidity associated with developing the disease and is such monitoring cost effective?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- The evidence surrounding different monitoring frequencies for those at risk of diabetic foot problems was limited. It is proposed that a randomised controlled trial or cohort study is undertaken to explore this question. The proposed study would monitor and evaluate the rates of foot ulcer or infection resulting from diabetes, rates and extent of amputation (major or minor), health-related quality of life, adverse events and hospital admission rates and length of stay as a
result of different monitoring frequencies.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No