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A study has found that reviewing patients' electronic medical records may help to detect diabetes for those who typically would not be diagnosed. Is there an ethical dilemma with this type of review?

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by Nicole Purcell
It's World Diabetes Day and today I recall the first time I saw a photograph of a child who died of diabetes before the discovery of insulin. It was at an ADA conference and the photo was something that burned into my ten year old brain and has remained there since. The child was basically a walking skeleton. And I knew, even then, that the child didn't make it. Diabetes untreated was deadly, that stark reality came early. Since that day, I've watched the dawning of so many...
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