www.sofootankle.com Diabetes can cause multiple foot problems. The main one is peripheral neuropathy, which is a slow, progressive numbing of the feet and sometimes pain. What happens is the person develops pain in the feet along with numbness. The numbness they don’t notice very much; the pain they do notice, obviously, because they can get hot or cold sensations. They can get pins and needles types of pain. They can get real sharp pains, and it can be very debilitating. There is treatment for the pain. The condition itself is best helped by managing the diabetes, making sure the blood sugar is under control, and making sure the feet are protected. There are certain medications and creams and lotions to help the diabetic neuropathic pain.