Nutritional Compounds: Can They Have An Impact With Diabetic Neuropathy?

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Clinical Editor: John S. Steinberg, DPM

Drs. David, Decker and Rozelle are Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Drs. Hulst and Meyer are Diplomates of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Drs. David, Hulst, Decker, Meyer, Rozelle and Bergsma are in practice at the Foot and Ankle Center of West Michigan. Dr. Gostine is a pain management physician and the President of Michigan Pain Consultants. Dr. Pawl is an oncologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Steinberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Editor’s note: For related articles, see “A Guide To Nutritional Supplements For Patients With Diabetes” in the March 2006 issue or “Current And Emerging Options In Treating Diabetic Neuropathy” in the March 2005 issue. For other related articles, visit the archives at www.podiatrytoday.com.

 




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