Towards an Artificial Pancreas for Type-1 Diabetes: Control Theory Implications

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Graham Goodwin, The University of Newcastle
EE Departmental Seminars
Friend Center, Convocation Room
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
Diabetes is a major health issue in the world. Over 8% of Americans suffer from some form of diabetes and approximately 10% of these have Type 1 diabetes. The usual treatment for these patients is to externally apply insulin so as to lower blood glucose levels. Prolonged high blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) can lead to long term health issues including cardiovascular disease and blindness. Extremely low blood glucose levels (hypoglycaemia) can lead to coma and even death.

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