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Fitbit heart

function?

Identifying T1 in children earlier

One in four children and young adults aren't diagnosed with T1D until they

have potentially fatal diabetic ketoacidosis - when the body doesn't have

enough insulin to allow blood sugar into cells for use as energy.

Thanks to funding from Diabetes UK, a team led by Dr Julia Townson of

Cardiff University has developed a predictive tool using artificial intelligence

that looked through health data from more than a million children to

identify patterns that could help identify T1D much earlier. Patterns such

as urinary infections or bedwetting, family history of Type 1 diabetes and

being prescribed certain antibiotics, were found to be associated with the

condition.

On average, the new tool would have allowed children to be diagnosed -

and started on life-saving insulin therapy - 11 days earlier which could be the

difference between life and death, according to results from studies of the

tool presented at Diabetes UK's 2022 Professional Conference.

Beth Baldwin from Cardiff whose 13-year-old son Peter died from

undiagnosed diabetes in 2015, who has campaigned tirelessly for more

innovation and T1D awareness, has welcomed the project. 'Life without Peter

is incredibly hard, but if our work stops even one family going through the

experience of losing a child to Type 1 diabetes, it will have been worth it,'

she said.

Currently, the best way to spot early Type 1 diabetes is to be aware of its

four most common symptoms: frequent weeing or bedwetting in a previously

dry child, excessive thirst, or fatigue and unexplained weight loss.

Is all weight loss good?

It is known that obesity increases the risk of developing T2D but one in ten

sufferers are not obese or overweight. Results from a study by Professor

Roy Taylor of Newcastle University also presented at the 2022 Professional

Conference, showed that an average 8% weight loss in these people, could

also put the the condition into remission. The project followed the earlier

Counterpoint study, which showed that losing fat from inside the pancreas

and liver - the two key organs involved in blood sugar control - was key

to remission from T2D. Taylor and his team found that putting people on

an strict 800 calorie a day diet when they were at or just above the healthy

body mass index limit of 27 for two to four weeks, followed by a four to six

week weight maintenance diet, was enough to do the trick, and most of the

20-strong study group were still slimmer a year later.

Google has asked the American Food

and Drug Administration (FDA) which

regulates medical devices, to approve

a new feature for its wristwatch-style

Fitbit monitors which would them

to record heart rhythm continuously

in the background to check for signs

of atrial fibrillation, the irregular

heartbeat which can affect people

with T2D and leads to increased risk

of stroke. Apple Watches already

have a feature which allow them to

do this. Google's application to the

FDA follows a study two years ago

involving 455,000 Fitbit users who

were invited to try out the modified

devices. Almost one in seven of the

volunteers was aged over 65 and

therefore at higher risk of irregular

heart beat. About 1% of people, or

just over 4,700 ¬- including about 4%

of those over 65 - received an alert

from their Fitbit device and were

then offered a telehealth consultation

and a wearable electrocardiogram

patch for them to confirm the

Fitbit diagnosis.

More than 1,000 participants took

up this offer and of those around

one in three received a confirmed

positive diagnosis for atrial

fibrillation. However, that means two

out of three of the Fitbit's diagnoses

were wrong. Incorrect alerts could

not only raise needless anxiety,

but also lead to people making

doctors' appointments which are

not necessary.

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