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Development of an Expert System for Diabetic Type-2 Diet

by Ibrahim M. Ahmed, Abeer M. Mahmoud
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 107 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Ibrahim M. Ahmed, Abeer M. Mahmoud

Ibrahim M. Ahmed, Abeer M. Mahmoud . Development of an Expert System for Diabetic Type-2 Diet. International Journal of Computer Applications. 107, 1 ( December 2014), 13-21. DOI=10.5120/18714-9932

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author = { Ibrahim M. Ahmed, Abeer M. Mahmoud },
title = { Development of an Expert System for Diabetic Type-2 Diet },
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issue_date = { December 2014 },
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A successful intelligent control of patient food for treatment purpose must combines patient interesting food list and doctors efficient treatment food list. Actually, many rural communities in Sudan have extremely limited access to diabetic diet centers. People travel long distances to clinics or medical facilities, and there is a shortage of medical experts in most of these facilities. This results in slow service, and patients end up waiting long hours without receiving any attention. Hence diabetic diet expert systems can play a significant role in such cases where medical experts are not readily available. This paper presents the design and implementation of an intelligent medical expert system for diabetes diet that intended to be used in Sudan. The development of the proposed expert system went through a number of stages such problem and need identification, requirements analysis, knowledge acquisition, formalization, design and implementation. Visual prolog was used for designing the graphical user interface and the implementation of the system. The proposed expert system is a promising helpful tool that reduces the workload for physicians and provides diabetics with simple and valuable assistance.

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