If my political blog had a diabetes category, I’d probably post it there, but since it doesn’t — here you go.
A century after New York became the first American city to track people with infectious diseases as a way to halt epidemics, officials here propose a similar system to monitor people with diabetes, a non-contagious foe. Conceived after a sharp rise in diabetes deaths over the past 20 years, the plan would require medical labs to report to the city the results of a certain type of test that indicates how well individual patients are controlling their diabetes.
I think it’s a stupid idea and another invasion of privacy.
But for what it’s worth — my A1c score is 6.5 as of the beginning of July when it was last tested. Come and get me, NYC.