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September 19, 2017
Diabetes Special Features
Diabetes Special Features
OU researchers working on solution to a diabetes problem
(2011-02-21)
(WOUB) - People with diabetes are constantly monitoring their blood sugar levels.

This is something they and their doctors must do to treat their disease.

But the monitoring can produce an overwhelming amount of information...so Ohio University researchers are working on a solution.

P-H-D student Tessa Cooper is part of an Ohio University research team trying to bring artificial intelligence to the use of insulin pumps by patients with type one diabetes.

Cooper is focused on employing cell phone technology into the therapy...

She is working under the leadership of Cindy Marling, a computer scientist at O-U's College of Engineering and Technology.

Marling says the goal is to help patients and their doctors manage the diabetes.

The current generation of insulin pumps parcels-out insulin to regulate the levels of glucose in the blood.

These pumps do not adjust insulin levels automatically or make treatment suggestions.

But artificial intelligence software now under development would do that.

Marling says they've been working on the project since 2004...

She says they're making progress but there's more to do.

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