Geospatial tool to help diabetic patients

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation as part of its national diabetes initiative, Together on Diabetes, awarded USD 6.2 million grant to the Center for Geospatial Medicine at U-M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Duke University Medical Center and the Durham County Health Department to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people living with type 2 diabetes in the US.

The coalition is employing a technology called geospatial mapping, which takes information related to disease and health care and fits it to the physical map of a community, allowing researchers to visualise complex relationships among the locations of diabetes patients, patterns of health care and available social resources.

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Source:Ā www.healthcanal.com

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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