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Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids

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Monitoring a child's glucose levels.

Glucose levels are monitored remotely, with an AI system determining which patients should be prioritized for a dose adjustment by the clinician education team.

Credit: Stanford University

The 4T Program initiated by Stanford University researchers found technology can democratize diabetes care for children.

The program offered every T1D-diagnosed child a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and associated training within one month of diagnosis, as well as remote glucose monitoring services and artificial intelligence-prioritized dose adjustment.

Analysis of the results of the program found glycemic control improved for participants across all socioeconomic backgrounds, while remote monitoring also helped (as long as patients had access to continuous cloud connectivity and smart devices).

However, Stanford's Ananta Addala cautioned, "Those who are on public health insurance or are members of historically minoritized groups still lag behind their counterparts."

From Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered AI

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