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Legislators Propose New Diabetes Screening Law for High-Risk Asians

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State Assemblyman Ron Kim and State Senator John Liu introduced a new diabetes screening bill in Flushing to address rising incidence rates among Asians. The bill mandates healthcare providers to offer screenings to Asian patients with a BMI of 23 or higher, down from the current BMI threshold of 25. This initiative, supported by the CAIPA and medical professionals, aims to combat disparities in healthcare access.

Ron Kim stressed the urgency, citing genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, while John Liu emphasized the need for tailored healthcare solutions. Their efforts align with global research suggesting Asians should be screened at lower BMI levels due to higher prevalence rates. The press conference garnered support from various healthcare stakeholders, highlighting the importance of early detection and intervention in reducing long-term medical costs.

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