If it is poorly controlled, diabetes can cause nerve damage, or neuropathy. The Touch the Toes test is an easy way to assess the feeling in your feet. Here, Dr Gerry Rayman - who designed the test with his team at Ipswich hospital - demonstrates how to carry it out.

Please note that the Touch the Toes test is not a substitute for your annual foot review, which should be carried out by an appropriately trained person.