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dc.contributor.advisorMathews, E.H.
dc.contributor.authorKeet, Fred
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-26T12:09:47Z
dc.date.available2013-11-26T12:09:47Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/9612
dc.descriptionMIng (Mechanical Engineering) North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2004
dc.description.abstractPreface - Biotechnology is generally considered to be the wave of the future. To facilitate accurate and rapid development of medication and treatments, it is critical that we are able to simulate the human body. One section of this complex model would be the human energy system. Pharmaceutical companies are currently pouring vast amounts of capital into research regarding general simulation of cellular structures, protein structures and bodily processes. Their aim is to develop treatments and medication for major diseases. Some of these diseases are epidemics like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, stress, obesity, etc. One of the most important causes of these diseases is poor blood glucose control. Current management methods for insulin dependent diabetes are limited to trial and error systems: clearly ineffective and prone to errors. It is critical that better management systems be developed, to ease the diabetic epidemic. The blood glucose control system is one of the major systems in the body, as we are in constant need of energy to facilitate the optimum functioning of the human body. This study makes use of a developed simulation model for the human energy system to ease the management of Diabetes mellitus, which is a malfunction of the human energy system. This dissertation is presented in two parts: The first part discusses the human energy simulation model, and the verification thereof, while the second presents possible applications of this model to ease the management of Diabetes. The human energy system simulation model - This section discusses the development and verification of the model. It also touches on the causes, and current methods, of managing diabetes, as well as the functioning of the human energy system. The human energy model is approached with the conservation of energy in mind. A top down model is developed, using data from independent studies to verify the model. Application of human energy simulation model - The human energy simulation model is of little use if the intended audience cannot use it: people suffering from malfunctioning energy systems. These include people having trouble with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. To facilitate this, we need to provide a variety of products useable by this group of people. We propose a variety of ways in which the model can be used: Cellular phone applications, Personal digital assistants (PDAs) applications, as well as computer software. By making use of current technology, we generate a basic proof-of-concept application to demonstrate the intended functionality.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectSimulationen_US
dc.subjectHuman energy systemen_US
dc.subjectCHO countingen_US
dc.subjectGIen_US
dc.subjectetsen_US
dc.subjectEquivalent teaspoons sugaren_US
dc.subjectBlood sugar response predictionen_US
dc.subjectInsulin response predictionen_US
dc.subjectInsulin requirement calculationen_US
dc.subjectHuman energy system controlen_US
dc.subjectBlood glucose simulationen_US
dc.subjectDiabetes regime calculatoren_US
dc.subjectSimulasieen_US
dc.subjectMenslike energiestelselen_US
dc.subjectTel van CHOen_US
dc.subjectEkwivalente teelepel suikeren_US
dc.subjectBloedsuiker responsen_US
dc.subjectBloedsuiker reaksieen_US
dc.subjectBloedsuiker voorspellingen_US
dc.subjectInsulien reaksie voorspellingen_US
dc.subjectInsulien vereistes sirmulasieen_US
dc.subjectMenslike energiestelsel beheeren_US
dc.subjectBloedsuiker simulasieen_US
dc.subjectDiabetes roetine berekeningen_US
dc.titleNew concepts for managing diabetes mellitusen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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