Jacobi Medical Center study aimed at decreasing diabetes cases

Doctors at Jacobi Medical Center are conducting a study to try and reduce the number of diabetes cases in the Bronx.

According to doctors at the hospital, one out of every three patients coming into the hospital has diabetes. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Health called ACCORD, which stands for Action to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease.

So far 130 patients have enrolled in the study, which is for adults ages 55-79. It's also for patients who have a pre-existing heart condition. To take part in the study is free and enrollment is ongoing through the end of 2005.

Doctors say they would like to see a major public health effort launched to get the disease under control.

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