Scientists in the US developed based on artificial intelligence and automated monitoring method, which helps people with diabetes better control the level of glucose in the blood.
The program works with type 1 diabetes, which is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin.
People with type 1 diabetes need to take it continuously throughout the day using insulin pump or multiple daily injections. The algorithm, developed by scientists of the University of health and science of Oregon, uses data collected from the glucose monitor to give more accurate recommendations on the doses of insulin.
“The design of our system is unique. We have developed artificial intelligence with the help of mathematical simulation. When we tested it on real data of patients with diabetes of the first type, it generated recommendations that were very similar to the recommendations of the endocrinologists,” says lead author, doctor of medical Sciences Nicole Tyler from the University of health and science of Oregon.
The fact that people with diabetes visit their endocrinologist only once every few months. During this this time they may be at risk of dangerous complications, if the level of glucose in their blood rise too high or fall too low.
The new study included the monitoring of 16 people with diabetes of the first type in a period of four weeks, showing that the model can help to regulate glucose levels. If you do not obtain such advice, it can lead to coma or death.
Combined with a smartphone app called DailyDose, the recommendations of the algorithm coincided with the opinion of the doctors at 87.9% of cases.
“In addition to improving the control of glucose, our algorithm generated recommendations that had a very high correlation with doctors’ recommendations,” – said the creators of the algorithm.