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

Upcoming event at Princeton University.

http://ee.princeton.edu/events/towards-artificial-pancreas-type-1-diabetes-control-theory-implications?destination=node/27151

Speaker:
Graham Goodwin, The University of Newcastle
Series:
EE Departmental Seminars
Location:
Friend Center, Convocation Room
Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
Abstract:
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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