A model based bolus calculator for blood glucose control in type 1 diabetes

Harald Kirchsteiger, Luigi Del Re

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We propose a model based bolus calculator which, based on an identified model, information on the carbohydrate content of the meals and an initial single glucose measurement, computes the optimal insulin bolus dose in order to minimize the blood glucose deviations. We use a simulation model for identification of models for control and closed-loop simulations. The performance of the proposed bolus calculator is compared with a model predictive control approach which uses continuous glucose information and insulin injection. Both methods achieve comparable performance for some patients while the insulin amount, number of injections and computational complexity is significantly reduced for the bolus calculator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR


  • Biomedical Systems
  • Blood Glucose Control
  • Type 1 Diabetes


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