Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are associated with unusual sensations in your toes and feet, including:
- Tingling, pins and needles
- “Dead spots” where you have loss of sensation
The strangest symptom is one I experienced myself long before my diabetes was diagnosed. I kept feeling like someone had tied a string around my big toe. It didn’t hurt, and I didn’t lose sensation in the toe, but it never occurred to me that this was an early sign of impending diabetes.