Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Technologies applied to type 1 diabetes mellitus: towards artificial pancreas  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S001014
Name of lecturer
Maddalena Trombetta
Coordinator
Maddalena Trombetta
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/13 - ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Artificial pancreas (AP) is an automate system to blood-sugar management. AP dramatically reduce T1D-related risks and improve quality of life of people who have this disease. AP works by measuring glucose levels and automatically administering or limiting insulin. The heart of the system is a sophisticated computer algorithms, that live on a smartphone or similar device, will link to a continuous glucose monitor sensor and insulin pump to determine blood sugar trends and control insulin delivery.

Syllabus

Epidemiology, clinical features and management of T1D
Glucose monitoring: SMBG, CGM, insulin device and insulin pump
SAP therapy and artificial pancreas

Assessment methods and criteria

Suitability

Date and time: Thursday 7th November 2019 at 5.30 PM; 14th and 21th, 28th November Aula F - Lente Didattica
and 5th December at 5.30 PM Aula E-Lente Didattica





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