Trump signs into law Sha­heen, Collins mea­sure on di­a­betes

South Florida Times - - HEALTH -

CON­CORD, N.H. - Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has signed into law a bill au­thored by Sens. Jeanne Sha­heen of New Hamp­shire and Su­san Collins of Maine 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 bill passed the House last month; it passed the Se­nate in Septem­ber.

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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF NH1.COM

Sens. Jeanne Sha­heen of New Hamp­shire and Su­san Collins of Maine

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