Are there any data sets of diabetes patient records? Logs of blood sugars, carbohydrate, activity etc plus other stats like age, height, weight.

  • You might be able to find a paper in PubMed that uses that type of data, and then contact the author to see about getting the (anonymized) data.
    – Joe
    Commented May 29, 2014 at 11:48

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Your question is so general it's hard to be sure I'm answering it correctly. More detail would be quite helpful. Here's a stab, though:

If you're looking for datasets that are already open and are fairly standard social science data, I would look at what ICPSR holds. They have several datasets, in particular this one, contributed by Jens Ludwig at UChicago.

However, none of the files they have probably match what it sounds like you're looking for: in-depth logs from monitoring devices. On that I don't know of any data that's available, at all; to my knowledge, monitoring devices (at least in the US) don't tend to be wired at all.

  • The data you've shared is helpful and interesting, I'm not just looking for monitoring device data. More detail in the question would be limiting. Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 12:49

Here is CGM data from a 14 year-old Type I diabetic.

Data Includes Datetime Stamp, ISIG, and Glucose level.

  • Exactly what I was looking for. Quick search for "CGM" on figshare.com resulted in several more interesting documents. Commented May 6, 2016 at 5:41

There is a canonical diabetes data set that is used for all sorts of machine learning tutorials. You can check it out here.

Diabetes patient records were obtained from two sources: an automatic electronic recording device and paper records.

In general, the parent link from UCI has great data sets that are time tested and very useful for learning techniques in machine learning.

If you are using Python, the scikit-learn library offers a machine learning tutorial that includes a diabetes data set, among other things.

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