Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New York City Starts To Monitor Diabetics

First reported in The New York Times.

From The Washington Post:
New York City is starting to monitor the blood sugar levels of its diabetic residents, marking the first time any government in the United States has begun tracking people with a chronic disease.

Under the program, the city is requiring laboratories to report the results of blood sugar tests directly to the health department, which will use the data to study the disease and to prod doctors and patients when levels run too high.
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1 comment:

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