Nerve damage (neuropathy)
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage which can affect nerves in many parts of your body
If left untreated, nerve damage could cause problems like ulcers. It’s also a contributing factor in the development of impotence and can lead to problems with your gut, heart rate and blood pressure.
Spotting nerve damage early
Common early symptoms of nerve damage include numbness, tingling or sharp pains in the feet or lower legs. If you spot any of these signs, contact your doctor immediately.