Prediction of blood glucose levels in diabetic patients using a hybrid AI technique
1999 (English)In: Computers and biomedical research, ISSN 0010-4809, E-ISSN 1090-2368, Vol. 32, no 2, 132-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
One of the problems in the management of the diabetic patient is to balance the dose of insulin without exactly knowing how the patient's blood glucose concentration will respond. Being able to predict the blood glucose level would simplify the management. This paper describes an attempt to predict blood glucose levels using a hybrid AI technique combining the principal component method and neural networks. With this approach, no complicated models or algorithms need be considered. The results obtained from this fairly simple model show a correlation coefficient of 0.76 between the observed and the predicted values during the first 15 days of prediction. By using this technique, all the factors affecting this patient's blood glucose level are considered, since they are integrated in the data collected during this time period. It must be emphasized that the present method results in an individual model, valid for that particular patient under a limited period of time. However, the method itself has general validity, since the blood glucose variations over time have similar properties in any diabetic patient.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 32, no 2, 132-144 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29804DOI: 10.1006/cbmr.1998.1506Local ID: 15216OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-29804DiVA: diva2:250622