NYC diabetes monitoring program examined

The Washington Post examines New York City's new program to monitor the blood sugar of people with diabetes. The project marks the first time a government has actively monitored a chronic disease. Some public health experts are hailing the step as an "aggressive move" in the right direction, and arguing that similar programs for other chronic diseases should considered. Civil liberties groups are uncomfortable with the idea, however, warning that such monitoring "is an alarming government intrusion into people's medical care."

- see this Washington Post article