What is a monofilament test?
The monofilament test screens diabetic patients for nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
How can I prepare for this test?
No special preparation is necessary.
How is the test done?
A nurse places a device on various spots on the bottom of the foot. The nurse will then ask you what you feel and where on the foot you feel it.
How will the results be used?
The medical assistant administering the test will report her results to the doctor who will then discuss the results with you. Our endocrinology specialists can then help you with your options diabetic assistance at our Indiana centers.
How long does the test take?
The test takes approximately 5 minutes.
What else do I need to know?
You will be asked to take off your shoes and socks.
If you would like to learn more about Indiana diabetes testing, or schedule an appointment, please call 219-922-3020 or click on the location nearest you in the right column.