People with diabetes are prone to developing serious foot problems.

Diabetes can affect the circulation (peripheral arterial disease), sensation (neuropathy) and the structure of bones and joints (charcot joints). The feet are one of the most common sites for diabetic complications and the risk of complications increases with the length of time with diabetes, as well as the level of blood glucose control. Other factors such as general health, physical activity, other medical conditions and smoking will have an impact on the health of the feet .