In an era of all-encompassing digitization, hospitals, practices, and medical practitioners are experiencing a gradual, yet pervasive, shift toward a more modern type of medicine – based in artificial intelligence and machine learning instead of the classical healthcare model.
Insulin pump therapy, or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), has been used in the treatment of diabetes for decades. Devices have evolved with technological advancements; some insulin pumps now feature Bluetooth connectivity and complementary smartphone applications while the use of AI technology is slowly being integrated. Modern insulin pumps are both more patient and physician-friendly as they allow for precise insulin control in diabetic patients. As a result, the number of pump users has increased manifold now totaling an estimated 350,000 patients within the United States.