“Automated insulin dosing” is the term for an advanced sensor-enabled insulin pump system with three key parts. A CGM sensor sends information about your glucose through a “controller,” which is a process or set of instructions using advanced math to solve a task. The controller calculates how to automatically adjust your insulin in an effort to reduce your highs and lows and sends a command to your insulin pump to change how much insulin is being delivered.
Though it was once referred to as an “artificial pancreas,” automated insulin dosing does not involve an implanted device and is not a biological cure for diabetes. In recent years, many people with diabetes have been using insulin automation to help them manage their diabetes.
What that means: the pump is designed to be able to work safely with more than one type of algorithm that adjusts insulin
What that means: The algorithm (computing logic) has been designed to communicate with other compatible diabetes device components in a modular system.
What that means: the CGM system meets FDA’s criteria for accuracy and safety for dosing insulin
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