People with diabetes are at risk of foot ulceration and subsequent amputation. The ulcer can be caused by peripheral arterial disease, neuropathy, osteoarthropathy, and Charcot foot disease which is painful, disabling, and an economic burden for society. Based on a research, the approximate number of adults (age 20–79) who suffer from diabetes in North American and Caribbean region is 37 million, mostly with type 2 diabetes. There are also additional 44 million individuals diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance. The prevalence of diabetes in adults is estimated to grow to 9.9% in 2035 [1].

It is important to prevent development and deterioration of diabetic foot disorders with adequate treatment in early stages. This will reduce the risk of foot ulceration dramatically in diabetes [2].

Studies revealed the existence of a relation between increased temperature and foot disorders in diabetes [3–...

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