Do you know someone who suffers from Diabetes? Do they have regular foot care check-ups in accordance with best practice for people with Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious illness and if left uncontrolled, may cause nerve damage reducing the sensations in your feet. It may also reduce blood flow to the feet which inhibits the healing of wounds and can allow infection to be introduced.
Good foot care guidelines would include
Having to alter the way you walk due to bad feet can also affect your other joints such as knees and hips and create pain in your lower back. See Andrea Keenan at The Foot Care Centre for diabetic foot checks and any foot issues you may have.