A new wearable device detects the early signs of diabetic autonomic neuropathy before damaging symptoms appear
Roisin McGuigan |
Typically, people are only diagnosed with diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) once symptoms appear, but unfortunately by this point, moderate nerve damage and organ dysfunction has already occurred. Clearly, anything that can help provide an earlier diagnosis leads to improved outcomes. To that end, Taiwanese researchers have developed a wearable pupillometer (Figure 1) that can detect some of the earliest signs of DAN (1). Pupillary autonomic neuropathy (PAN) manifests itself as smaller horizontal pupillary diameters and impaired pupillary light reflexes (2, 3); detecting these defects predicts DAN, and should help give an earlier diagnosis.
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