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Improved Implantable Insulin Delivery System
Keywords: insulin pump, implantable device, glucose control
Some Type I diabetics use an insulin pump to lessen the side effects of bolus insulin shots and to help control blood glucose level throughout the day. Patients prefer to use an insulin pump to reduce the number of shots required daily which improves their quality of life. A major concern for diabetes treatment is to evaluate the amount of carbohydrates, fats, and amount of insulin needed per injection and inputting this data into the system. This design differs from currently available device by being totally implantable insulin delivery system. Improving the existing pump will allow the patient the ability to more efficiently control the insulin intake, hence a patient will need less insulin for the same effect. External programmable device has ability to control a specific glucose counts. Those glucose counts will be coordinated with a lookup table consisting of different foods and beverages. External control unit could be interfaced with Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The implantable unit has been designed using Tanner Tools for the VLSI chip design. This paper will present the complete implantable insulin delivery system with the data recording and analysis. This implantable insulin delivery system will allow patient to administer a more accurate amount of insulin in order to minimize the fluctuation of their glucose level.
Gena Heng, Student
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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