Hoping to save hundreds of lives, New York adopted a health code regulation that will make it the first American city to keep track of people with diabetes in much the same way it does of people infected with HIV or tuberculosis. The city will occasionally use its database to prod diabetics to take better care of themselves. The policy breaks new ground because it involves the collection of information about people who have a disease that is neither contagious nor caused by an environmental toxin.
New York becomes first city to track diabetics
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