Agent-Based Model for Studying Diabetes under the Influence of Relationships


Diabetes is a disease which affects levels of blood insulin and recently has turned into a public health threat. This disease presents a huge risk for the individual, as it can reduce life expectancy. Furthermore, many models of diabetes just focus on biological or eating habits, without taking into account social or cultural factors. In this work, an agent-based model is proposed for the diabetic population taking into account interpersonal relationships and body mass index. The model is implemented in NetLogo and validated by results under extreme conditions. Then, it is simulated to test the influence that marriage has on the diabetic population. Finally, a sensitivity analysis is made


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