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Date of Graduation

Spring 5-7-2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Integrated Science and Technology


Michael L. Deaton

Georgia N.L.J. Polacek

David Keith McGraw


Diabetes is a chronic and persistent disease that is on the rise in the U.S. in spite of medical advances and current public health efforts to address it. There is a relationship between socioeconomic factors such as poverty and education and the risk of developing diabetes and the progression of the disease. A systems approach is employed to develop a dynamic hypothesis with a stock and flow model will uncover and analyze these relationships to gain a better understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics of diabetes. Social factors have a significant impact on health outcomes and their consideration is essential to developing policies that will help to reduce diabetes incidence.

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