Definition of Diabetes: metabolic disorder impairing carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism due to insufficient secretion of insulin or tissue insulin resistance.
Medical terminology: Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes can cause many issues for a diabetic’s feet. Mainly nerve and muscle damage (neuropathy) which can leave a patient unable to feel pain in their feet. Often this leads to ulcers in the foot caused from infection that the patient is unaware of due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy.