Special Issue "Repeated or Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Sensors, Devices and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2019
Dr. Andrea Tura
Metabolic Unit, Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council, Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
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• Analysis of sequences of data, with special interest to Continuous Glucose Monitoring data (CGM) for the estimation of glycemic control and glycemic variability
• Glucose monitoring through non-invasive techniques, with special focus on electro-impedance spectroscopy approach
• Monitoring of glucose and sodium concentration during dialysis, through electro-impedance spectroscopy coupled with ion-exchange resins
• Mathematical models and methods for quantitative physiology and quantitative clinical tests, particularly in the field of chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes and related cardiovascular diseases. Special interest is on models of pancreatic beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity
• Telemedicine for home monitoring of subjects requiring continuous, non-ending health care, based on the use of portable and wearable medical instruments
In recent years, glucose monitoring has been revolutionized by the development of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors, and wearable non/minimally-invasive devices that measure glucose concentration by exploiting different physical principles, e.g., glucose-oxidase, fluorescence, or skin dielectric properties, and provide real-time measurements every 1 to 5 min. Continuous glucose monitoring presented new challenges in different disciplines, e.g., medicine, physics, electronics, chemistry, ergonomics, data/signal processing, and software development. It has been an important component in improving outcomes in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but also with gestational diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Advances have also been recently achieved in the technology of traditional glucose meters for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), which, compared to the CGM device, has the advantage of measuring glucose directly in blood.
In this Special Issue, we seek unique research and development efforts, exploring technologies for glucose sensors and their applications, especially for people with metabolic diseases. Other fields of application of glucose sensors are also considered. In more detail, particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Glucose sensors and meters for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG);
- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors and meters;
- Flash glucose monitoring (FGM) sensors;
- Non-invasive glucose monitoring sensors;
- Implantable glucose sensors;
- Flexible glucose sensors;
- Smart fabric/electronic textile glucose sensors;
- Tools and methodologies for analysis of data from glucose sensors;
- Glucose sensors in food science;
- Glucose sensors for veterinary use.
Dr. Andrea Tura
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