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Medipin - The Diabetic Toes Test - Box of 12

TESTING AT HOME: Educate your patients with diabetes about home testing for peripheral neuropathy – Box of 12 for Home Use - the monthly Diabetic Toes Test by Medipin - why should your patients wait? 


Medipin is a unique single use cutaneous pinprick testing device. Its patented precision technology enhances patient pinprick sensation response, which is commonly compromised by diabetic neuropathy. 12 count box provides a year supply of Medipins along with a record chart on the back of the box. It is excellent for personal use in the home self-care setting.



  • Safe - Single use devices provide infection control.

  • Consistent - Patented design promotes high level sensitivity and testing reliability

  • Convenient - Clinically clean point exposed by easy breaway tab

  • Easy disposal - Plastic point can be easily compressed and flattened after use


Medipin sets the standard for consistenly precise diagnosis with enhanced accuracy, safety and convenience. 



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$12.95

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Medipin is a unique single use cutaneous pinprick testing device. Its patented precision technology has been designed to enhance patient pinprick sensation response.

Each Medipin has a short pyramid shaped point with highly defined edges and a flattened top intended to stretch rather than penetrate the skin surface. The point is surrounded by an annular ring to provide a contrasting perimeter of dull stimulation that further augments the sharp sensation created by the point and helps prevent skin puncture.The tab, which protects the point integrity until it is ready to be used, is designed to break away and can be used to conduct a two-point discrimination (6mm) test. The blunt end head of the Medipin is for comparison testing.

An FDA listed instrument, Medipin has been in regular use by US doctors for many years, as well has having been employed successfully in quite a number of international medical studies. People with diabetes are encouraged by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to perform regular foot exams to notice any hot spots or deterioration in the skin as part of their daily routine. Additionally, the ADA highlights the critical importance of detecting Loss of Protective Sensation (LOPS). Regular home-testing for LOPS with Medipin couldn’t be easier. There is a growing body evidence that suggests a regular regimen of home testing for LOPS could play a significant role in helping prevent complications associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

WHY WAIT? - THE DIABETIC TOES TEST BY MEDIPIN

Diabetes can lead to serious complications such as nerve damage in the feet and so called Loss of Protective Sensation (LOPS), ulceration and amputation.

LOPS is a serious condition, which is usually detected at the annual check-up with your regular health professional, but research has shown that home testing can provide an earlier warning.

The Diabetic Toes Test by Medipin offers patients the opportunity to home-test for LOPS monthly with a simple system that takes seconds and costs cents using a disposable precision instrument trusted by American health care professionals for many years and a procedure recommended by the ADA.

WHY WAIT FOR THE ANNUAL TEST? DETECT LOSS OF PROTECTIVE SENSATION EARLIER


HOW TO PERFORM THE MONTHLY DIABETIC TOES TEST BY MEDIPIN AT HOME: Please see Accompanying picture below

Instructions for Use - Please see pictures below

1. Grasp a Medipin between thumb and finger and snap the tab to expose the point.

Expose Medipin Point

2. As in the picture gently press the point onto your big toe between the knuckle and nail with just enough pressure to dimple it. DO NOT TRY TO PIERCE THE SKIN. You should be able to feel a sharp pinprick sensation. 


 Pinprick Test on Big Toe

3. Use the same Medipin to test the other big toe in exactly the same way. 

INABILITY TO FEEL PINPRICK ON EITHER BIG TOE WOULD BE REGARDED AS AN ABNORMAL TEST RESULT AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

4. Though not truly sharp, dispose of the Medipin safely, either in a sharps container or by compressing the point against a robust metal surface to flatten it, before you throw everything, including the tab, away. You may also break the Medipin in two. 


Compress PointDiscard Sharps Safely

5. Repeat the test monthly and check the Result OK for each foot to record it on the calendar provided on the back of the box. 


Record Result

HOME TESTING WITH MEDIPIN® IS NOT DIAGNOSTIC OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR EXAMINATION BY A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.
IF IN DOUBT ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

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