Mapping Type 2 Diabetes Hotspots in London

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to create detailed maps with type 2 diabetes data.

The resulting maps highlighted geographical hotspots for type 2 diabetes, and these hotspots revealed fantastic similarities to poverty maps created during the late 19th Century by Charles Booth.

The utilization of GIS helps local authorities and those in the field of healthcare and medicine to properly assess and tackle many health-related hardships that communities face. GIS has provided an invaluable tool for understanding, assessing, and addressing the many pressing health issues that populations encounter daily.

To learn more about the type 2 diabetes mapping project in London, please explore the article and additional information published by Queen Mary, University of London.

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices, gis@vertices.com

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