Not the artificial beta cell algorithms but their parameter values are important in automated glucose control of insulin-dependent diabetes.Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs. 1983; 29:488-91.TA
The blood glucose responses of diabetic dogs on the ABC are nearly identical if different algorithms, but equivalent sets of parameters are used to control the glucose-dependent insulin infusion. There are however some differences in the insulin doses applied, which obviously result from different response kinetics of the particular formula to the minor BG oscillations that always occur. In the practical application of closed-loop systems the control constants should be individually estimated on the basis of certain controlled plant characteristics. For use in patients the checking and modeling systems still have to be simplified. The limits of the study, i.e. the fact that normoglycemia was restored for a short time only using the IV instead of the physiological portal route, remain the subject of further investigation.