Symptoms of Diabetes

Many diabetic foot problems arise from a combination of circumstances, but two factors predominate: peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy. Poor circulation causes hypo-sensitivity (lack of feeling), possibly resulting in ulcers, gangrene and amputation.
With neuropathy, charcot joints, multiple fractures and deformities occur. With these possible complications, proper foot care and footwear take on a new importance to the diabetic.