The thermoregulation of healthy individuals, overweight-obese and diabetic from the plantar skin thermogram: A clue to predict the diabetic foot

Thermoregulation is a complex autonomic process to keep or to dissipate heat in the human body. In this work, by means of the thermogram of the plantar skin, the thermoregulation of healthy individuals, overweight–obese, and diabetic is discussed. The thermograms of the plantar skin, for the healthy individuals, are: (1) symmetrical, the temperature distribution of the right foot being a mirror image of that of the left foot ; (2) the thermograms of women, on average, are 3 degrees Celsius colder than those of the men; and (3) the temperature distributions decrease distally from the medial longitudinal arch.

Thermoregulation is a complex autonomic process to keep or to dissipate heat in the human body. In this work, by means of the thermogram of the plantar skin, the thermoregulation of healthy individuals, overweight–obese, and diabetic is discussed. The thermograms of the plantar skin, for the healthy individuals, are: (1) symmetrical, the temperature distribution of the right foot being a mirror image of that of the left foot ; (2) the thermograms of women, on average, are 3 degrees Celsius colder than those of the men; and (3) the temperature distributions decrease distally from the medial longitudinal arch.

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The thermoregulation of healthy individuals, overweight-obese and diabetic from the plantar skin thermogram: A clue to predict the diabetic foot