Insulin Pumps

Valeritas V-Go

The V-Go is a simple-to-use, once-daily, disposable insulin delivery device that provides a preset basal rate and on-demand bolus dosing. The V-Go allows you to conveniently and discreetly deliver insulin. The h-Patch technology is also being developed to serve as a launching platform for applications across a wide spectrum of medical needs. The original h-Patch product (BIDS) received 510(k) clearance in 2005 and based on improvements to this technology and its filling device, a new 510(k) for the V-Go and its Filling device was submitted and is currently under review by the FDA.

Insert The Infusion Set

Insert the infusion set or patch pump into the skin or through IV3000™ adhesive by hand or with an inserter. Have a qualified instructor demonstrate how to insert your set or pump properly. Some people feel pain or discomfort when inserting needles or catheters. Numby Stuff® and LMX™ 4 cream can be used to reduce sensation, or EMLA, a prescription numbing cream, can be applied to the skin about an hour before inserting the infusion set.

Different Bolus Recommendations When BOB Is Large

Bolus on Board (BOB) shows how much glucose-lowering activity remains from recent boluses so you can avoid insulin stacking, improve bolus accuracy, and know your current carb deficit or insulin deficit. BOB does not measure any basal insulin activity, only the amount of insulin that is still active from recent boluses. A pump requires an accurate DIA to accurately calculate the BOB.

Different insulin pumps will recommend very different bolus amounts when:

Future Insulin Pumps

The diabetes technology area has grown so much over the years. There are a number of companies jumping into the field with different ways to pump insulin. We've listed a few below.

CellNovo

The Cellnovo patch pump has garnered a lot of attention since it's initial mention in 2009. With it's small size and well designed handset, pumpers can't wait to get their hands on this device.

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