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Smart assistant helps diabetes patients thanks to Leuven-based collaboration

18 November 2022

A smart application that helps persons with type 1 diabetes better control blood sugar levels before, during and after exercise. This prototype was presented on World Diabetes Day in the presence of Jo Brouns, Flemish minister of Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture.

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is also playing an increasing role in healthcare. By letting A.I. analyze large amounts of data, researchers can discover patterns they would not otherwise recognize. After processing and analysis, it becomes possible to provide tailored medical advice based on the data.

The project team consisting of staff from Hogeschool UCLL, KU Leuven, UZ Leuven, Karel De Grote Hogeschool, vzw Hippo and Friends and Health House, developed the smart diabetes assistant. This application will give individuals with type 1 diabetes insight into their blood sugar levels in relation to physical activity. The tool is being realized with the support of the Flemish Government's AMAI fund.

The smart diabetes assistant adapts based on data from the user and thus gets smarter as the person exercises more. The athlete receives advice on how best to prepare for a sports activity for a safe and healthy experience.

You too can come learn about the smart diabetes assistant! On 'Dag van de Wetenschap', Sunday, November 27, 2022, you are cordially invited to discover the smart diabetes assistant for yourself during a tour! You can register for a tour at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at https://www.dagvandewetenschap...

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