Emerging Applications for Intelligent Diabetes Management

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It is a difficult task for physicians, who must manually interpret large volumes of blood glucose data to tailor therapy to the needs of each patient. This paper describes three emerging applications that employ AI to ease this task: (1) case-based decision support for diabetes management; (2) machine-learning classification of blood glucose plots; and (3) support vector regression for blood glucose prediction. The first application provides decision support by detecting blood glucose control problems and recommending therapeutic adjustments to correct them. The second provides an automated screen for excessive glycemic variability. The third aims to build a hypoglycemia predictor that could alert patients to dangerously low blood glucose levels in time to take preventive action.


Medtronic Converts Data Into Personalized Insights That Improve Diabetes Management

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Delivering on what the company calls its vision to "transform care" for the millions currently living with diabetes through intelligent data, Medtronic has just announced new product developments and technology partnerships at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions that will create "meaningful insights for providers and people with diabetes." New CareLink offerings and advancement of the Medtronic partnership with IBM Watson Health give doctors and their patients "more actionable information, enabling care that is more collaborative, consistent and effective." To boot, the company says, the growing network of Medtronic partnerships combines Medtronic diabetes expertise with capabilities expanding data usefulness to provide more holistic diabetes solutions. "Data, insights and analytics have been a cornerstone for our diabetes strategy with CareLink, and we have accumulated over 125 million patient days of data generated by our devices, including continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor readings and insulin pump events," said Annette Brüls, president of Diabetes Service and Solutions at Medtronic. "Through our advanced CareLink portfolio and our expanded network of partnerships, we present actionable insights to drive holistic diabetes care solutions that offer greater freedom and better health to people with diabetes."


Emerging Applications for Intelligent Diabetes Management

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Diabetes management is a difficult task for patients, who must monitor and control their blood glucose levels in order to avoid serious diabetic complications. It is a difficult task for physicians, who must manually interpret large volumes of blood glucose data to tailor therapy to the needs of each patient. This paper describes three emerging applications that employ AI to ease this task: (1) case-based decision support for diabetes management; (2) machine learning classification of blood glucose plots; and (3) support vector regression for blood glucose prediction. The first application provides decision support by detecting blood glucose control problems and recommending therapeutic adjustments to correct them. The second provides an automated screen for excessive glycemic variability. The third aims to build a hypoglycemia predictor that could alert patients to dangerously low blood glucose levels in time to take preventive action. All are products of the 4 Diabetes Support SystemTM project, which uses AI to promote the health and wellbeing of people with type 1 diabetes. These emerging applications could potentially benefit 20 million patients who are at risk for devastating complications, thereby improving quality of life and reducing health care cost expenditures.


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How big data is used in weather forecasting, diabetes management

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Since the dawn of man, we have always been looking for ever more accurate methods of solving problems. The rise of big data has certainly been a big help. Typhoon forecasts and the treatment of diabetes, though totally unrelated, are two examples of how technology can make a big difference. The Chinese word for typhoon was first used in the late Ming Dynasty. In the old days, people used wind direction and abnormal animal behavior, such as deep-water fish coming near the shore, to forecast the arrival of a storm.