NYC plan to track how well diabetics control disease raises debate

07/25/2005 | Yahoo!

Critics are arguing against a proposal from New York City health officials to require medical labs to report to the city the results of certain tests showing how well diabetics are controlling their disease. While the city led the way in tracking infectious diseases a century ago, some argue that diabetes is different because it is not contagious, but officials counter that diabetes costs about $5 billion a year to treat in New York City and tracking cases could improve many lives.

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