Journal of Medical Systems

, 43:23 | Cite as

Infrared Thermal Imaging for Diabetes Detection and Measurement

  • A. SelvaraniEmail author
  • G. R. Suresh
Patient Facing Systems
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Wearable Computing Techniques for Smart Health


The diabetes mellititus (type 1) condition occur when the beta cell destroy partially due to autoimmune process. The beta cells produce insulin with respect to blood glucose level. The insulin hormone regulates blood glucose in body. The blood glucose increases in body when insulin secretion is low from pancreas, termed as Diabetes mellititus. The Diabetes mellititus causes infection, pain in mouth. The regions in mouth affected by diabetes mellititius include gums, teeth, jaw and tongue. The glucose level increases in saliva which grows harmful bacteria. The bacteria in combination with plaque cause bad breath, gum disease and coating on tongue. The coating and sugar level in tongue alters the temperature of tongue. In this paper we propose to analyze tongue thermal image to diagnose diabetes at early stage.


Tongue Diabetes mellititus Plaque Glycemic index 


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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringSathyabama Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiIndia

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