Special Issue "Design and Evaluation of Sensors in Type 1 Diabetes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: glucose sensors; type 1 diabetes; closed loop control; decision support; signal processing; machine learning
I am pleased to announce a new Special Issue in Biosensors called “Design and Evaluation of Sensors in Type 1 Diabetes”. Care for people with type 1 diabetes has been transformed by the introduction of small, accurate continuous glucose sensors. Use of glucose sensing technology has been shown to reduce HbA1c and improve glycemic outcomes in people with type 1 diabetes. Integrating continuous glucose sensors into closed loop drug delivery systems has enabled automated insulin delivery, which improves quality of life and also has greatly improved glycemic outcomes in people with type 1 diabetes. Challenges remain in the the design of next-generation sensors for people with type 1 diabetes, including effective handling of problems that can confound glucose control, such as variations in meals, exercise, medication, stress, and sleep. Longer-term sensors are now becoming available for use, but problems must be overcome in these designs, including appropriately handling the body’s response to foreign materials, breakage from long-term use, and changes in blood flow to the tissue where the sensor is inserted. Noninvasive sensors may also become available if issues with accuracy can be overcome. Further, sensors may also be helpful beyond glucose sensing, including sensors that measure physical activity, food intake, insulin, glucagon, and others. In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to contribute manuscripts that describe the next generation of sensor design and also the challenges presented to current sensors in the field of type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Peter G. Jacobs
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Glucose sensor
- Type 1 diabetes
- Continuous glucose monitor
- Physical activity
- Noninvasive sensor