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Diabetes patients could soon be able to check for nerve damage using a home device which works by detecting sweat. The new stick-on pad changes color from blue to pink when all is well, but does not change if there are problems with the nerves. The new test - which is designed specifically for the feet - is much simpler and can be done at home. It works on the basis that damage of the nerves leads not only to a loss of sensation, but also a malfunctioning sweat system and, in turn, unusually dry skin on the feet. 
 
The adhesive pad contains the blue salt anhydrous cobalt II chloride, which reacts and changes to pink when exposed to water. Patients just have to remove their socks to allow the foot to adjust to room temperature before applying the pad, called Neuropad, which is kept in place for around ten minutes. If there is no sweat, there will be minimal or no color change - this suggests early diabetic neuropathy.
 
SOURCE: ROGER DOBSON, DAILY MAIL (5/5/14)

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