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

 

Study Summary

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.

 

 

Results

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