The diabetic foot disease: Non-conventional diagnostic methods for distal ischemia and secondary prevention

Foot ulcers in diabetes form the complication most feared, leading to a major amputation in 15%. About 50% show signs of peripheral arterial insufficiency.

Although according to several reports, amputation can be prevented in a multidisciplinary setting in 50-85%, we are still confronted with an insufficient outcome regarding the amputation rate. One of the reasons is the high recurrence rate within one year, due to insufficient secondary prevention. Also, limited non-invasive vascular diagnostic methods to predict wound healing play an important role.

This symposium highlights several non-conventional diagnostic methods for early signs of recurrent ulcers and for quantification of the blood flow in the foot. 

Session 1



Dr. B.A.N. Verhoeven/ Dr. C.G. Vos


09:00 - 09:30

What to monitor when the diabetic foot is in the spotlight

Dr. J. G. Van Baal, Hospital Group Twente, Almelo/ Hengelo


09:30 - 10:00

Non conventional diagnostic tools for the diabetic foot.

How does a Technical University support the clinician

Prof. ir. W. Steenbergen, University of Twente, Enschede

10:00 - 10:30

How to measure the perfusion of the ischemic diabetic foot

Prof. dr. J.A. Reekers AMC

10:30 - 11:00

Infrared technique in predicting foot ulcers

Dr. J.J. van Netten, University of Queensland, Brisbane

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

Session 2



Dr. J. G. van Baal/ Dr. C.G. Vos


11:15 - 11:35

Laser speckle and its application for the diabetic foot

O.A. Mennes Hospital Group Twente,

Almelo / Hengelo & University of Twente, Enschede


11:35 - 11:55

The relation between left-to-right differences in cumulative plantar tissue stress and plantar foot temperature at high risk locations in diabetes patients

W.B. aan de Stegge, Hospital Group Twente, Almelo/Hengelo & Academical Medical Center, Amsterdam

11:55 - 12:15

New approach for the measurement of the TcPO2 in the diabetic foot

B. Leenstra, University Medical Center Utrecht & Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Den Bosch

12:15 - 12:35

Pedal bypass with deep venous arterialization, a last resort in unreconstructable peripheral artery disease in patients with diabetes

A. Akturk, Hospital Group Twente, Almelo/Hengelo

Please click HERE to view the program flyer of the Diabetic Foot Disease symposium.