YOU HAVE RANDOM, SLOW-HEALING WOUNDS
Reduced sensation in the extremities from diabetes makes you more susceptible to injuries. You are less likely to notice cuts, scratches, scrapes, and bruises on the arms, legs, feet, and hands, and because you can’t feel the wounds, they’re more likely to get infected.
Moreover, when you injure yourself with diabetes, wounds can take a lot longer to heal than they normally would. Neuropathy (nerve damage) and poor blood circulation can make it hard for blood that is needed for skin repair to reach areas that are affected by wounds.
Unexplained, slow-healing wounds are a known symptom of diabetes that should not be ignored. Brushing off this symptom increases the risk of infections, amputation, and other health problems.