Trump signs into law Sens. Collins, Shaheen bill on diabetes
The law will establish a commission of experts on treatment and prevention.November 06, 2017
CONCORD, N.H. — President Trump has signed into law a bill authored by Sens. Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire that establishes a national commission of health care experts on diabetes care and prevention.
Shaheen, a Democrat, and Collins, a Republican, say the legislation would bring together public and private sector experts, clinical endocrinologists and others involved in diabetes research and treatment to focus on improving education, care delivery and patient outcomes.
The law identifies gaps where new approaches are needed to improve diabetes care and management.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and another 79 million have pre-diabetes.
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