Thanks for joining us at the Datathon for Diabetes

We would like to thank all the participants at the Datathon for Diabetes for joining us and contributing to a fun and exciting weekend. We were very impressed with the analyses and insights that you developed and presented to us, and we enjoyed the great energy you all brought to the event.

Datathon winning teams

Congratulations to the winners!

The winners of the three categories are:

Novo Nordisk Award for the best analysis or visualization of Diabetes trends, insight or prevention possibilities, that directly addresses the diabetes pandemic:

Team X


Deloitte Award for the most innovative thinking in applying the Insight Driven Approach and articulating the value in driving from information to insight to impact:

Team Hispanos


IBM award for applying the Data Scientist Workbench tools in the most innovative way to the challenge presented:

Sweet Green

Slack Channel for Participants!

We have just opened a slack channel to the participants of the datathon. If you are interested in participating, fill the registration form and you will be invited.

Everybody is encouraged to start thinking about questions you might want to pursue and to begin exploring some publicly available data sets.

Click HERE for more details

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of disorders characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) due to the body’s failure to produce enough insulin to regulate high glucose levels. There are two main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes, which often occurs in children or adolescents, is caused by the body’s inability to make insulin, and
  • Type 2 diabetes, which occurs as a result of the body’s inability to react properly to insulin (insulin resistance).

Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent than Type 1 diabetes, occurring in approximately 90% of all diabetes cases. It is predominantly diagnosed after the age of forty; however, it is now being diagnosed in all age ranges, including children and adolescents.  Diabetes is one of the major causes of mortality in the U.S. and the world.

There are many risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, including age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics, and high cholesterol. However, the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese. People who are overweight or obese have added pressure on their body’s ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes. The rapid increase in diabetes occurrence in the United States is mostly attributed to the growing prevalence of obesity.

You can read more about Diabetes here: