Quantitative sensory examination in diabetic children: assessment of thermal discrimination.

@article{Heimans1987QuantitativeSE,
  title={Quantitative sensory examination in diabetic children: assessment of thermal discrimination.},
  author={Jan J. Heimans and Frederik W. Bertelsmann and Carine E de Beaufort and Arnout Jan de Beaufort and Y. Faber and G. Jan Bruining},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={1987},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={251-3}
}
Vibration perception thresholds (VPTs) and thermal discrimination thresholds (TDTs) were investigated in 55 insulin-dependent diabetic children aged 11.3 +/- 3.9 years (mean +/- SD) and in 81 controls. There was no significant difference in VPTs between the two groups. TDTs were significantly higher in the group of diabetic children (p less than 0.03). Eight diabetic children had abnormal thermal sensation and one child had abnormal vibratory sensation. TDT correlated positively with duration… CONTINUE READING