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More than Meets the Eye: Artificial Intelligence and X-Ray

sept 2020 cover Due to the “fractured” process of treating osteoporosis, Australian researchers and software developers teamed up to create a tool that uses artificial intelligence to read X-rays. The new program —XRAIT — has significantly improved fracture detection and could change the future of osteoporosis treatment.  Christopher White, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, an endocrinologist at Prince of Wales...
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Artificial Pancreas Can Prevent Dangerously Low Blood Sugar in People with Type 1 Diabetes

New system reduces the risk of exercise-related hypoglycemia A new artificial pancreas system can prevent hypoglycemia—episodes of dangerously low blood sugar—during and after heavy exercise in people with type 1 diabetes, according to a small study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Despite advances in treatment, blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes remains challenging. The artificial pancreas has the potential to...
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Lilly Launches Initiative “Know Before the Low” to Help Patients with Diabetes Recognize and Share Symptoms

Singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox kicks off the educational initiative by encouraging people to educate their support network and develop a plan for low blood sugar and very low blood sugar emergencies Eli Lilly and Company launched a new initiative earlier this summer to raise awareness about being prepared for these unpredictable conditions. With Know Before the...
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Next-Generation Integrated Continuous Glucose Monitor Now Available Following FDA Clearance

An integrated continuous glucose monitor (iCGM) is now available for adults and now children (4+ years) living with diabetes, following its clearance in June from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Abbot is marketing this new technology as the FreeStyle® Libre 2. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system uses Bluetooth to automatically alerts users when...
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Virtual Endocrinology: The Rise of Telemedicine During COVID-19

july cover How clinicians treat patients has been drastically reimagined during the COVID-19 pandemic due to social distancing requirements. Since patients still need to see their doctors one way or another, telemedicine has filled the gap and has been embraced by both the healthcare community and patients alike. Chirag R. Kapadia, MD, is an endocrinologist at Phoenix...