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Jerry Mathers' Diabetic Neuropathy

Morgensen, Meg

doi: 10.1097/
Departments: Letters

As a 30-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis (MS), I suffer from severe neuropathic pain in my feet and legs. After reading your article on Jerry Mathers (“American Icon,” June/July 2011), I was disappointed. The headline said that Mathers beat neuropathy, so for a condition that is very difficult to treat, I was expecting some major innovation. I congratulate Mr. Mathers on his decision to get healthy, but all he had to do was lose weight and his diabetic neuropathy went away. The other treatment options you listed were standard, run-of-the-mill options that anyone could find by Googling the condition.

Meg Morgensen

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