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Mtg: Update on Artificial Pancreas Studies at Stanford

by @ 7:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Buckingham, MD, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM in the hospital cafeteria; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (for presentation)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by fluctuations in blood glucose levels.  Hypoglycemia can results in seizures, and hyperglycemia can result in long term complications such as visual loss and kidney failure.  Current management of juvenile onset (type-1) diabetes generally relies on 4 blood glucose tests each day.  These tests often miss hypoglycemia occurring overnight and hyperglycemia occurring in the initial hours following a meal.  Real-time continuous glucose monitoring offers the potential to prevent nocturnal hypoglycemia by the use of real-time alarms, by remote continuous monitoring, and by the use of closed-loop systems controlling insulin delivery.

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