Medicine: The Missing Million

One of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history was begun this week by the American Diabetes Association: a search for 1,000,000 Americans who may have diabetes and don't know it. Prompt detection, diet and possibly insulin injections can stave off the severer phases of the disease.

The diabetes detection drive calls for redoubled efforts by general practitioners to test their patients for diabetes, plus the setting up of detection centers in many communities. But the American Diabetes Association is relying heavily on a simple kit, called the "Selftester." With it, any man can begin his own urinalysis.

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