Many people with diabetes have some form of nervous system damage. Neuropathy poses a risk to diabetic patients, because loss of sensation can prevent injury or infection from being discovered and treated.
Ever since I learned about a new treatment for neuropathy at the annual convention of the American Diabetes Association in June, I have been trying to think of a good reason why not to write about it. I failed.As a journalist, I am naturally skeptical. As Louis Menard wrote in the current issue of The New Yorker, “A person whose financial…