Diabetes also affects the nerves. Some nerves will be damage to the point that they will send a pain signal to the brain with no reason. It is called Neuropathy. The pain is more common in the legs. Some patient report “pins and needles”, some of them describe it as numbness or heat that is very uncomfortable, and other will report just plain aches. The pain is very difficult to treat. In many cases the quality of life of the patient is compromised.