Predicting onset of complications from diabetes: a graph based approach

Pamela Bilo Thomas, Daniel H. Robertson, Nitesh V. Chawla
2018 Applied Network Science  
Diabetes is a significant health concern with more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Onset of diabetes increases the risk for various complications, including kidney disease, myocardial infractions, heart failure, stroke, retinopathy, and liver disease. In this paper, we study and predict the onset of these complications using a network-based approach by identifying fast and slow progressors. That is, given a patient's diagnosis of diabetes, we predict the likelihood of developing
more » ... one or more of the possible complications, and which patients will develop complications quickly. This combination of "if a complication will be developed" with "how fast it will be developed" can aid the physician in developing better diabetes management program for a given patient.
doi:10.1007/s41109-018-0106-z pmid:30581983 pmcid:PMC6245137 fatcat:iu3zltwplfcjnal54ybnsynagi