A Proactive Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Healthcare Using a Markov Model of Disease Progression and the Potential Benefits for Social Sustainability

By Jan Mary Herbert, Peter Lewis and Ray Smith.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper will describe the proposed use of a computer model to help justify a proactive approach to diabetes treatment.

Keywords: Diabetes, Proactive Treatment Program, Computer Modelling

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.41-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 904.249KB).

Ms Jan Mary Herbert

I worked in the IT industry for 10 years then in education (teaching IT) for 20 years. I also contract to small business. My specialities are Database and programming.

Dr Peter Lewis

Peter trained for general practice before pursuing a career in public health. Peter completed his public health training in the NSW public health officer program and was awarded a NHRMC public health fellowship in 1993 to research the health effects of air pollution. Peter continues his research interests in environmental health as the Director of the Central Coast Public Health Unit and is actively involved in research with service providers concerned with diabetes and heart disease.

Ray Smith

Ray is a continuing student with The University of Newcastle, undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology Honours program. Ray won several awards and scholarships during his undergraduate degree, in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement in Information Technology. His current research interests also lie in tertiary level computer programming learning environments and the effect on academic achievement. Ray previously worked in the telecommunications industry as a project manager and technical and process systems support specialist.


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