Understanding Diabetes Population Dynamics

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Predispositions

Many chronic diseases are preceded by abnormal mechanisms or predispositions. Diabetes is preceded by glucose intolerance, where the response to a glucose load or meal is abnormal, despite having a normal fasting blood glucose and no persistently elevated blood or urine glucose. This is known as prediabetes.

Insight

In this diabetes model we replicate the model described in the reference below


Fig. 1 - Insight Model Structure [Source]

Results

Fig. 2 - Simulation Run Results [Source]

Reference

Jones AP, Homer JB, Murphy DL, Essien JDK, Milstein B, Seville DA.Understanding diabetes population dynamics through simulation modeling and experimentation. American Journal of Public Health 2006;96(3):488-494. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/96/3/488

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