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Insulin Delivery for Type 2s

An alternative to traditional insulin pumps

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If you have type 2 diabetes, you may not require the complex functions of an insulin pump the way someone on intensive insulin therapy might. Still want a device that'll stick to your skin and allow for easy insulin dosing without the hassle of carting around vials and syringes or insulin pens? There's a product for that:

Company: Valeritas

Device: V-Go

Size and Weight: 2.4 x 1.3 x 0.5 in. 0.7 to 1.8 oz. filled, depending on units of insulin used

Reservoir: V-Go 20: 20 units basal over 24 hours; 36 units bolus in 2-unit increments; 56 units total; V-Go 30: 30 units basal over 24 hours; 36 units bolus in 2-unit increments; 66 units total; V-Go 40: 40 units basal over 24 hours; 36 units bolus in 2-unit increments; 76 units total

Infusion Set: Does not use tubing. Comes with a built-in, 30-gauge, pivoting stainless steel needle with a 90° insertion angle.

Battery: No battery; uses mechanical power source

Food Database? N/A

Meter Interaction? N/A

CGM Interaction? N/A

Details: Specifically designed for use by adults with type 2 diabetes. Unlike other devices, the V-Go delivers bolus insulin with button presses, not electronics. Each disposable device is used for 24 hours, after which time users attach a new V-Go. Device may be submerged to a depth of 3 feet, 3 inches, for 24 hours, so there’s no need to remove the patch while swimming or bathing. Does not work with data management software.

 Looking for an insulin pump instead? Download a printable chart of insulin pumps.


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