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Intelligent Systems Reference Library

The Diabetic Patient Agent

Modeling Disease in Humans and the Healthcare System Response

Authors: Paranjape, Raman, Wang, Zhanle (Gerald), Gill, Simerjit

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  • Helps diabetic patients predict their blood sugar level based on their lifestyle
  • Provides tools to evaluate and examine effects of various medical interventions, lifestyles, and frequency of blood sugar testing on patients’ health
  • Written by a leading expert in the field
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This book provides a pioneering approach to modeling the human diabetic patient using a software agent. It is based on two MASc (Master of Applied Science) theses: one looking at the evolution of the patient agent in time, and another looking the interaction of the patient agent with the healthcare system. It shows that the software agent evolves in a manner analogous to the human patient and exhibits typical attributes of the illness such as reacting to food consumption, medications, and activity. This agent model can be used in a number of different ways, including as a prototype for a specific human patient with the purpose of helping to identify when that patient’s condition deviates from normal variations. The software agent can also be used to study the interaction between the human patient and the health care system. This book is of interest to anyone involved in the management of diabetic patients or in societal research into the management of diabetes. The diabetic patient agent was developed using the Ackerman model for diabetes, but this model can be easily adapted for any other model subject with the necessary physiological data to support that model.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-56291-8
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-56289-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-57259-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Diabetic Patient Agent
Book Subtitle
Modeling Disease in Humans and the Healthcare System Response
Authors
Series Title
Intelligent Systems Reference Library
Series Volume
133
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-56291-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56291-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-56289-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-57259-7
Series ISSN
1868-4394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 123
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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