Stomp Out Diabetes

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Most people go about things wrong when they find out they had diabetes. But the first thing you probably need to do is to change your diet. Get rid of all the sugar and saturated fats and give your body a chance to heal. Then you need to get off the couch and work out. Stay active burn up all those calories and sugar that is swimming in your bloodstream. Type 2 diabetes is totally a lifestyle disease and being a lifestyle disease you change your lifestyle to change the disease and to get rid of it. So it isn’t just about pumping yourself with pills that the doctor gives you but you have to take actual action on your own. People who treat diabetes like something they have to overcome own their own are the one’s who get past it and who end up being healthy.  So do not feel like you have a death sentence just because you have diabetes type 2 and is not a life sentence it is something that you can beat up and overcome on your own. You just have to make major Lifestyle Changes, changes that will make you happier and healthier than you currently are (ask yourself, is temporary insurance better than permanent).

MetaCarta Awards Pilot to North Central Texas Fusion System

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The North Central Texas Fusion system was recently awarded a pilot of MetaCarta’s Geospatial Text Search (GTS) software.  The software is already operational on one workstation and will soon be available on the network to all users.
What Does MetaCarta GTS Provide to Fusion System Users?
MetaCarta GTS allows users to search the millions of Fusion System documents by specifying a geographic area of interest on a map then entering a query.    The results of the query will shown as points on the map that can be clicked to get details.
Here are two examples:
  • A fire investigators asks for the locations of all the fires that have occured in a certain area over the past year.  The results are shown as dots on a map.  Each dot can be clicked for more information.
  • An intelligence analyst queries the system for information on all the meetings of a particular gang operating in the region.  The results from multiple law enforcement databases appear on the map immediately allowing the analyst to see which meetings to focus on.

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Example MetaCarta Output

Fusion System Supports Border Analysis

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In February 2007, the North Central Texas Fusion System team was honored to be invited by the Texas Division of Emergency Management to participate in the analysis of recent border security operations.
The Border Security Operations Center provided information from recent activities.  The Fusion System added regional and open sources data.  The resulting report provided graphical representations of the data and analysis insights gained from the data.
Examples of the types of analysis that can be done by the North Central Texas Fusion System are shown in the diagram on the right.
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Examples of the Types of Analysis Products Produced by the Fusion System

North Central Texas Fusion System

The North Central Texas Fusion System became operational in February 2006.  It serves the 16-county region around and including Dallas and Fort Worth.  The users include regional homeland security, law enforcement, public health, fire, medical providers, emergency management, and private security.
The Fusion System is a data sharing and analysis system primarily focused on the prevention and early warning of natural, accidental and intentional disasters.  The Fusion System is also used to support emergency responses, field operations, and investigations.  For more information, follow the links on the left.