Stop the presses, Batman! You mean, we’ve all been taken in by the Jokers of wellness? Screening for diabetes, a mainstay of America’s most deceitful industry of artful dodgers (except for politicians, that is), makes no difference to mortality even after 10 years of follow-up. Guess what does? Treatment.
So, for everyone out there who doesn’t actually understand data, population, health or care management (you know who you are, raise your hands…there, doesn’t it feel better to admit your own limitations?), actually treating disease is more important than trying to detect diseases that most people don’t have or that won’t benefit from early detection.
We’ll be writing more about this in the future, but suffice to say for now that yet another card in the wellness industry’s inestimable house has fallen.