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Diabetes Registry Would Track Disease In Ohio

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An Ohio lawmaker says more needs to be done to help Ohioans who suffer from diabetes so he’s proposing a bill he thinks will develop a foundation for progress to battle the disease.

Democratic Rep. John Barnes says his bill would collect important information.

“I believe that House Bill 241, the diabetes registry bill, can make a difference by improving the data-driven technology, specifically in the collection of data and also in research analytics and quantitative methods and statistics,” Barnes said.

Barnes says that would help the state better understand how diabetes is affecting Ohioans and what the state can do to help them. Diabetes registries have been created in several states.