Reversal of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with phototherapy (MIRE™) decreases falls and the fear of falling and improves activities of daily living in seniors
Mark W. Powell, Dale H. Carnegie, Thomas J. Burke
Age and Ageing 2006; 35: 11–16
The 252 patients who qualified for this study suffered from type 2 Diabetes. They all self-treated with the Anodyne at home after first receiving Anodyne and physical therapy in a clinical setting. Study patients responded to a written health questionnaire designed to determine benefits of ongoing home treatment with Anodyne after approximately 9 months.
87% of patients continued to report foot pain relief, including:
- 72% increased their activities of daily living
- 79% diminished fear of falling
- 76% reported fewer falls after treatment than before