One in four people with diabetes will develop foot problems that require treatment.
You can develop different types of foot problems, but all can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet, causing you to lose your ability to feel pain or discomfort. This is called diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes can also cause circulation problems, which can prevent you from healing as quickly as people without diabetes.
It is recommended that you have your feet checked at least annually for altered sensation, decreased circulation and/or infection.
Watch this video featuring Richard A. Jackson M.D. at the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Source: Joslin Diabetes Center