A woman talks to a doctor while standing on one foot in a physical therapy office.


Diabetes often leads to peripheral neuropathy, a condition in which nerve function deteriorates in the body’s extremities, causing gradual loss of feeling in the legs and feet.

You may experience numbness, tingling in the extremities, shooting pains, or a burning sensation. An inability to sense pain in the affected areas is very problematic because without it, patients often do not seek treatment for cuts, bruises, burns, or blisters that heal poorly and will result in minor skin problems or worst, become infected.

Call AFAS to speak with one of our doctors