Authors: Cowritten by ADCES staff and subject matter expert faculty with support from Insulet Corporation
Downloadable PDF: Understanding Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) Systems
AID systems contain 3 components: A continuous glucose monitor (CGM), an insulin pump, and an algorithm, that makes automatic adjustments to the pump’s insulin delivery in response to the CGM value and trend. These systems are frequently referred to as hybrid or advanced hybrid closed-loop insulin pumps because they are not fully automated and still require input from the user to manually deliver insulin doses when carbohydrate is consumed. (7, 10)
People with diabetes (PWD) who utilize intensive insulin therapy still struggle with elevated A1c, hypoglycemia and glucose variability because there are countless factors that impact glucose values. AID systems are designed to help users achieve increased time in range while minimizing hypoglycemia and reducing the burden of diabetes.
and diabetes self-management activities.
Treating Hypoglycemia and HyperglycemiaCovering Meals and Snacks
Reverting to Open Loop/Manual Mode
Managing Physical Activity
Below is a comparison of AID systems and some of their key features. For more information on all the specifications, refer to the manufacturers’ user guides.
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