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New York City is proposing to track A1c levels for all people with diabetes in the city. What do you think of this proposal?

 
     

It's a huge invasion of privacy and I will use home A1c testing to prevent the government from getting my data

 
 

25%

 

  95

 
     

It's an invasion of privacy, but if it helps improve care, I'll go along with it

 
 

15%

 

  60

 
     

Since government money pays for treating diabetes complications, they have the right to this data

 
 

3%

 

  13

 
     

We need to know the full scope of the cost of diabetes, so I approve of this effort

 
 

9%

 

  37

 
     

I know we need to do something to address this issue, but I don't think that this is it

 
 

24%

 

  92

 
     

I was unaware of this and haven't made up my mind

 
 

14%

 

  56

 
     

I don't know what to think

 
 

5%

 

  19

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

  7

 


Total votes: 379

 

New York City is proposing to track A1c levels for all people with diabetes in the city. What do you think of this proposal?

Poll dates: January 22 - 29, 2006
Total Votes: 379

News reports each year tell us of the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes brought on by the epidemic of obesity. That's no surprise. What was surprising was the New York City proposal to track A1c levels of individual patients in an effort to determine how well a given person is doing in their diabetes care.

Our readers had a very mixed reaction to this proposal, as can be seen by the responses. Forty percent felt it was an invasion of privacy, but 15% thought that the invasion was acceptable if it improved care. One quarter felt that something has to be done to improve outcomes but aren't sure if this is a good idea.

We'll report on further developments in the New York City proposal as they become known.

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Last Updated: Sunday January 29, 2006 14:10:32
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