Identification of models for glucose blood values in diabetics by grammatical evolution


One the most relevant application areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning in general is medical research. We here focus on research dedicated to diabetes, a disease that affects a high percentage of the population worldwide and that is an increasing threat due to the advance of the sedentary life in the big cities. Most recent studies estimate that it affects about more than 410 million people in the world. In this chapter we discuss a set of techniques based on GE to obtain mathematical models of the evolution of blood glucose along the time. These models help diabetic patients to improve the control of blood sugar levels and thus, improve their quality of life. We summarize some recent works on data preprocessing and design of grammars that have proven to be valuable in the identification of prediction models for type 1 diabetics. Furthermore, we explain the data augmentation method which is used to sample new data sets.

Handbook of Grammatical Evolution
J. Manuel Colmenar
J. Manuel Colmenar
Associate Professor

My research interests are focused on metaheuristics applied to optimization problems. I have worked on different combinatorial optimization problems applying trajectorial algorithms such us GRASP or VNS. Besides, I am very interested in applications of Grammatical Evolution, specifically in model and prediction domain, as alternative to machine learning approaches.