Diabetes is a disease due to loss of blood sugar control either from lack of production of insulin from the pancreas, or from insulin resistance.
Diabetes is a public health problem that in part because of increased prevalence of obesity has increased in scale in recent years.
Diabetes causes blood vessel and nerve problems. Diabetic neuropathy, usually starts in the feet, is of burning, numb, sensitive quality. Blood sugar control and medications are the mainstays of therapy.