Hey everyone did you know that diabetes causes many foot problems? Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet causing you to not feel heat, cold, or pain. This lack of feeling is called sensory diabetic neuropathy. If you loose feeling in your foot, you can not feel cuts or persistent pain and if you have nerve damage where the nerves make the muscles work properly, this could make you put to much pressure in one area of your foot causing pressure points or foot ulcers. Diabetes also affects your blood flow and when you have inadequate blood flow, your bad circulation makes it difficult for sores and cuts to heal and you can also develop gangrene (the death of tissue due to a lack of blood). There are several risk factors which can increase the individual with diabetes chances for developing foot problems such as shoes which are fitted poorly. Wearing sturdy, comfortable shoes are important for everybody, but if you have diabetes good fitting shoes are vital.