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According to Weill Cornell Medicine (2021), biostatistics is defined as the application of statistics for scientific research in health-related fields. Biostatistics uses statistical information such as diabetes and postoperative outcomes, medications to treat diabetes in the pre, intra, and postoperative patient, as well as the healing rates, infection rates, and rehospitalizations in the diabetic postoperative patient. Biostatistics can help with interventions needed to improve patient outcomes in the diabetic patient by looking at how the disease affects surgical patients compared to non-diabetic patients. Healing is a concern for the postoperative diabetic patient. This is related to slower movement of white blood cells and a decreased immune response due to higher blood sugar levels (Wound Source Editors, 2017). Biostatistics can be used to focus research on postoperative nutrition to increase healing, medication regimens, and management of comorbidities to maximize the postoperative diabetic patient.