Using control systems frameworks to model BG and insulin management
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This document introduces a set of ideas from systems
theory (stocks, flows, dynamic equilibrium, control,
The first section defines terms, using the stocks-and-flows framework and the feedback-loop framework. These frameworks are applied to the example of maintaining the level of water in a basin.
The second section applies the same ideas and frameworks to maintaining indoor air temperature, first with heating and then with heating and cooling, establishing a “comfort range”, which is maintained. A new framework, time-within-range, is introduced.
The third section uses the ideas and frameworks described earlier to understand diabetes.
The fourth section describes the complex ecology in which insulin management systems operate.
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