Common complications of diabetes include poor circulation and diabetic neuropathy.
Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can include numbness, pins & needles, weakness, and pain in one or both feet. These symptoms can lead to further complications such as a loss of balance and an inability to feel damage occurring to your feet. Poor circulation inhibits the body’s ability to heal which means that small cuts, scratches, and infections can break down and get worse. Seeing your podiatrist for regular diabetic assessments and maintenance of your foot health to prevent these complications from occurring.