NeuropathyNeuropathy is related to the diabetic foot as it is a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves. The most common of which is called peripheral neuropathy as it affects the peripheral nerves and the end result of neuropathy is a loss of feeling or insensitivity in the feet. Patients loose the ability to feel pain, heat and cold in their feet and minor injuries, such as a scrape or small cut can develop into a much bigger problem. Custom orthotics and proper footwear can help protect the diabetic foot.