Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Blood Glucose Regulation System for Type 1 Diabetic Rats by using Time Series Neural Network Based Model Predictive Control
by Kirilmaz, Omer Batuhan, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2020, 55; 28030990
Abstract (Summary)

Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders associated with abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. In general, the body controls the concentration of glucose in the blood relatively to the cells with two hormones: insulin and glucagon. In Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) the pancreas produces little to no insulin and in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus the insulin receptors become resistant to insulin. Both conditions may cause serious complications such as neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and extremity damage when not treated. Patients diagnosed with T1DM need to administer external insulin injections in order to maintain the blood glucose level within normal ranges. Dosage of the insulin injection is a critical decision for the patient to prevent hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic state. Today’s technology uses glucose measuring systems, which allows patients to monitor their blood glucose levels and administer the injections by using an insulin pump.

The purpose of this study is to create an artificial neural network to predict the future blood glucose levels and implement a control algorithm to determine the optimum insulin injection amount to keep the blood glucose levels (BGL) of a T1DM laboratory rat within the control limits of 70 mg/dl to 180mg/dl with the reference value of 125 mg/dl. For the creation of the time series neural network, BGL data were collected from a CGM sensor, insulin injection data from an open source artificial pancreas system and food intake data from a special designed scale. All four streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were allowed to eat food ad libitum during the 24-hour experiments. Dustless sugar pellets (94.5% carbohydrate) were given to rats as a source of food during the experiments.

Proposed Time Series Neural Network Based Model Predictive Control (NN-MPC) showed promising results. An experiment with the NN-MPC was conducted on the rat. During the 24-hour duration time of the experiment, 89.2% of actually BGL outputs of T1DM rat fell within the desired control limit with a root square mean error of 47.4 mg/dl and mean of 130 mg/dl. Proposed method with further developments and research can be used as the control algorithm for Artificial Pancreas Systems.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ko, Hoo S.
Commitee: Lee, Heungsoon F., Kwon, Guim
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Industrial Engineering
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 82/3(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Biomedical engineering
Keywords: Blood glucose regulation, Type 1 diabetic rats, Time series neural network
Publication Number: 28030990
ISBN: 9798672113302
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