Business Wire: T1D Exchange Launches Online Registry to Drive Type 1 Diabetes Research (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: T1D Exchange Launches Online Registry to Drive Type 1 Diabetes Research (PRESS RELEASE). “T1D Exchange today announced the official launch of the T1D Exchange Registry, an online longitudinal database of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This pioneering effort provides a mobile-friendly platform for people throughout the U.S. to participate online and share information about their T1D in order to help researchers develop more targeted and effective approaches to treating and living with the disease. The effort may also help inform reimbursement and policy decisions.”

University of Utah: Following Twitter Conversations Around Hacked Diabetes Tools To Manage Blood Sugar

University of Utah: Following Twitter Conversations Around Hacked Diabetes Tools To Manage Blood Sugar. “The diabetes online community is leading grassroots efforts focused on accelerating the development, access and adoption of diabetes-related tools to manage the disease. Researchers at University of Utah Health examined the community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology. The results of this study are available online in the September 10 issue of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.”

STAT News: FDA approves first AI software that can identify disease, no specialists needed

STAT News: FDA approves first AI software that can identify disease, no specialists needed. “The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial intelligence software that can decide, without a clinician’s involvement, whether a patient might have a certain disease, the agency announced Wednesday. The software, called IDx-DR, looks for diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that afflicts individuals with diabetes.”

Tidepool: Announcing the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project

Tidepool: Announcing the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project. “Today, we are announcing the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project, a program that lets you securely and anonymously donate de-identified diabetes device data to researchers, device makers, and other innovators who deeply need it. Now the diabetes community will have the opportunity to make an impact in diabetes research and innovation on a scale worthy of the label ‘big data.’ By donating your data, you will lead researchers to better insights and discoveries into diabetes management, help researchers build better algorithms for closed loop systems, help device makers bring safer, more innovative products to market, and enable Tidepool and other diabetes nonprofits to become stronger, more impactful organizations.”

CNET: Dr. Google may check your eyes in the future

CNET: Dr. Google may check your eyes in the future. “Dr. Google might be your next ophthalmologist. The search giant said Tuesday it had trained a deep-learning algorithm to spot signs of diabetic retinopathy in patients. It does this in a manner similar to eye specialists by checking pictures of the back of the eye for signs of the disease.”