A mathematical model for the burden of diabetes and its complications
A Boutayeb1 ,2, EH Twizell1, K Achouayb2 and A Chetouani2
1Department of mathematics and statistics, Brunel University, Uxbridge middx UB8 3PH, UK
2Department of mathematics, Faculty of sciences, Oujda, Morocco
The incidence and prevalence of diabetes are increasing all over the world. Complications of diabetes constitute a burden for the individuals and the whole society.
In the present paper, ordinary differential equations and numerical approximations are used to monitor the size of populations of diabetes with and without complications.
Different scenarios are discussed according to a set of parameters and the dynamical evolution of the population from the stage of diabetes to the stage of diabetes with complications is clearly illustrated.
The model shows how efficient and cost-effective strategies can be obtained by acting on diabetes incidence and/or controlling the evolution to the stage of complications.
Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine vol 3, 2004
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