Skin blood flow in diabetic patients during cold loading.

Abstract

We measured periflux blood flow (PBF) in people's fingers and its response to cold loading with a laser Doppler flowmeter. As an index in the cold loading test we used cold recovery time (CRT). Among normal people, CRT increased with age. Diabetics had significantly longer CRTs than did age-matched controls. CRT seems to be useful for evaluating the skin… (More)

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