Abstract for: Taking a Broad Societal Perspective to the Prevalence of Type-2 Diabetes in the Netherlands: Using GMB and Scenario Analysis

The increasing prevalence of type-2 diabetes in the Netherlands comes hand in hand with rising costs, inequality between social groups, and a lower quality of life for those affected and at risk for developing it in the future. By clustering knowledge about the issue from domain experts and practitioners into a conceptual systems map, and using illustrative simulation for parts of the system, we facilitated insights into hypothetical effects of policy in future scenarios during Group Model Building sessions. It was reasoned that partnerships between employers and research can potentially be most beneficial, thanks to their interaction, resulting in greater availability and usability of data, in less time.