AI to help in early Diabetes incidence

Diabetes Cases Projected to Skyrocket to 1.3 Billion by 2050

There is good news for those who fear diabetes. Researchers from Kanazawa University in Japan have developed a system using Artificial Intelligence to predict future incidence of diabetes.

The researchers claim an accuracy of 94.9 per cent in their prediction. Lead author Akihiro Nomura said that there were no sufficient methods or systems to predict early diabetes in individuals. But it is possible using Artificial Intelligence, Nomura said.

The researchers said that it would be easy to identify high risk individuals and groups. For the research, they used a type of Artificial Intelligence named machine learning. This is a type of mechanism that enables computers to learn without being explicitly programmed.

They analysed 509,153 annual health checkup records from 139,225 people from 2008 to 2018 in the city of Kanazawa, Japan. 65,505 people without diabetes were also included.

During the time of analysis, they identified 4,696 new diabetes patients (7.2 per cent). The researchers claim that their model predicted the future incidence of diabetes with an overall accuracy of 94.9 per cent.

They said that they are going for clinical trials to assess its effectiveness.


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