Active insulin infusion using optimal and derivative weighted control
Close control of blood glucose levels significantly reduces vascular complications in Type I diabetes. A control method for the automation of insulin infusion that utilizes emerging technologies in blood glucose biosensors is presented. The controller developed provides tighter, more optimal control of blood glucose levels, while accounting for variation in patient response, insulin employed and sensor bandwidth. Particular emphasis is placed on controller simplicity and robustness necessary for medical devices and implants.