E. Topsakal; Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes... , May 27
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Management: Current Technology and Future Challenges

 Erdem Topsakal



As of 2005, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimated 20.8 million people (7% of the population) have diabetes in the United States alone. In 2002, 224,092 people died due to complications related to diabetes (http://www.cdc.gov/). Though finding a cure for diabetes is the ultimate solution, there is an urgent need to research technologies to help patients better manage their diabetes in order to reduce or totally eliminate these diabetes related deaths. In this talk, I will first summarize the existing continuous glucose monitoring technologies. I will then introduce an alternative implantable long term continuous glucose monitoring technology. This alternative technology is based on integrating a dual band miniature implantable antenna operating at Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS: 402-405 MHz) and Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM: 2.4-2.48 GHz) bands, and an implantable glucose monitoring sensor. The antenna is optimized for dual band operation by combining an electromagnetic simulation code and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm. I will also outline the design and characterization of tissue mimicking gels for in vitro testing of the implantable antennas. After presenting simulation and measurement results, I will conclude my talk with a small discussion on some of the future challenges regarding long term continuous glucose monitoring.

Short Bio:

Erdem Topsakal was born in Istanbul , Turkey in 1971. He received his BSc. degree in 1991, MSc. degree in 1993 and PhD degree in 1996 all in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University . He was a postdoctoral fellow from 1998 to 2001 and an assistant research scientist from 2001 to July 2003 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor . In August 2003, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor. In 2008, he was promoted to Associate Professor. His research areas include implantable antennas, numerical methods, fast methods, antenna analysis and design, frequency selective surfaces/volumes, electromagnetic coupling and interference, direct and inverse scattering. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers in these areas. He received the URSI young scientist award in 1996 and NATO fellowship in 1997. He is the recipient of 2004-2005 MSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department's Outstanding Educator Award and 2009 Bagley College of Engineering Research Paper of the Year Award. He is a senior member of IEEE and an elected member of the URSI commissions B and K. He currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) journal, and IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL). He is the Vice Chair for URSI-USNC Commission K, Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine and also serves on IEEE USA Committee on Communications and Information Policy as a representative of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). He is a member of electrical engineering honor society, eta kappa nu.

May 27, 2009, 14:40, FENS L065