Diabetes on the March

Interactive map from Slate. Source of the data is Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. I have used it is past research.


About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

There is one comment

  1. Paul Irwin

    It would be very interesting to see how this map compares with other metrics such as increases/decreases in population, income, and even immigrant population. My father-in-law died the slow, painful death of complications related to diabetes and it’s sickening to think that same fate is awaiting an alarmingly increasing percentage of people.

    As a parting thought (and please pardon the morbidity) it is illegal to commit suicide in this country unless it’s done slowly over time sucking high fructose corn syrup through a drinking straw.

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