DiaBeats: Indian Scientists Develop AI Algorithm That Can Predict Diabetes
The team of researchers from the Lata Medical Research Foundation in the city of Nagpur analyzed the unique structural and functional features of 1,262 individuals who went through a standard 12-lead ECG test that helped generate a predictive DiaBeats algorithm.The researchers claim that they achieved 97 percent precision and accuracy in their measurement and calculations, and an overall result of their study of the DiaBeats algorithm. However, the researchers cautioned that the adoption of this algorithm into routine practice will need robust validation using external, independent datasets.The team said that if validated in larger studies, the approach could be used screening for the disease in low-resource settings. An estimated 463 million adults around the world had diabetes in 2019. The new algorithm, by detecting the disease in its early stages might be key to preventing subsequent serious health problems, but diagnosis relies heavily on the measurement of blood glucose.