New Technology Reduce Burden and Improves Type 1 Diabetes Management

Although significantly less prevalent than type 2 diabetes, type 1 affects over 1 million children and adults in the United States – or about 5% of the diabetes population. Individuals with type 1 diabetes must monitor their blood sugar levels continuously to ensure they do not drop or grow to dangerous measures. Conventional monitoring methods require […]

Why Should Doctors Learn Data Science?

In an era of all-encompassing digitization, hospitals, practices, and medical practitioners are experiencing a gradual, yet pervasive, shift toward a more modern type of medicine – based in artificial intelligence and machine learning instead of the classical healthcare model.

Cybersecurity Concerns with Medtronic Insulin Pumps

Insulin pump therapy, or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), has been used in the treatment of diabetes for decades. Devices have evolved with technological advancements; some insulin pumps now feature Bluetooth connectivity and complementary smartphone applications while the use of AI technology is slowly being integrated. Modern insulin pumps are both more patient and physician-friendly […]

Diabetes Management in the Digital Age

With increasing smartphone and digital device usage, there is a growing opportunity for technological tools to be incorporated into diabetes self-management (DSME). Although studies are limited thus far, scientific advancements in diabetes care have reduced long-term complications by improving glucose control, and simplifying disease management. Poor glucose control can lead to long-term diabetes, micro- and […]

Applications of Digital Health Technologies

The primary issue that consumes the majority of the burden of healthcare costs in the United States is preventable chronic disease: while the most prevalent health conditions are simultaneously the most avoidable, they continue to cost the country’s budget billions of dollars. While overall numbers have decreased since 2010, when chronic disease cost the U.S. […]