What is diabetic nerve pain of the feet?
Nerve damage can happen over time when your blood sugar is high due to diabetes. Too much sugar in the bloodstream can contribute to the nerves in your feet not working as they should. These damaged, unhealthy nerves send too many pain signals to your brain, resulting in the pain you feel in your feet. This can feel like foot numbness or shooting, stabbing, or burning pain. This may affect people in different ways, and it can occur in a very specific part of the foot, or even impact the entire foot.