Diabetes, Chinese researchers use artificial intelligence to classify it

12/01/2019

 

Researchers at Peking University’s People’s Hospital are working on a more elaborate classification of diabetes

 

Chinese researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to classify different types of diabetes. This, in the face of great efforts, will help Chinese patients to get a more accurate treatment for their disease.

In fact, different types of diabetes require different treatment from each other. The current diabetes classification system, which has been used for more than 20 years, is based on causes and pathological characteristics, which has limitations in guiding clinical treatment.

Researchers at Peking University’s People’s Hospital are working on a more elaborate classification of diabetes, which can then support individualized treatment.

 

Researchers are working on data on 2,316 Chinese and 815 American people

 

Researchers conducted research on the classification of diabetes based on data from 2,316 Chinese and 815 American people. Using the AI ​​clustering method, they separated the two groups into four subtypes of diabetes based on five variables including age, body mass index, blood glucose levels and insulin resistance indices.

According to Zou Xiantong, one of the researchers working on the project, a previous study in Northern Europe used similar methods to divide diabetes into five subgroups and showed that they have different clinical manifestations and corresponding treatments.

Data analysis showed that the main clinical features of the four subtypes were substantially consistent in the Chinese and US groups, which also coincided with the characteristics of the research subtype in Northern Europe.

 

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