I have an aunt who has diabetes. She has been living with this disease for much of her life, and this creates a lot of challenges for her. Some people are able to live with this disease better than others, but most people have some type of complications because of the disease or the drugs they take to fight it.
One of my aunt's biggest problems is pain in her feet and legs. When the pain first started it was more of a numbness than actual sharp pain. The pain is much worse now, and even with medications it is hard on her. Originally, she described the pain as bone pain because that was where the pain in her feet seemed to be coming from.
Her doctor eventually figured out that the pain was coming from the nerves in her lower body. She says the bones in her feet hurt after an attack, but the actual cause is related to the nerves, and this is common with diabetes.