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Insulin Patch – A New Option For Diabetes Management

By Gabriela | Diabetes

Say Goodbye to Syringes! New Insulin Patch Could Replace Insulin Injections for Diabetes

We have some good news for those of you who are diabetic and have to give yourselves shots each day. There is a new invention, the insulin patch, which will make things a whole lot easier. Not to mention it has firm control over one’s blood sugar levels.

In a way, it is like a combination of a mini insulin pump and a skin patch. If one were to ask a person with diabetes what the worst thing about their condition was to them, most would probably tell you it’s the multiple shots a day.

Then they have to carry them around wherever they go and excuse themselves to administer them, and so forth. This special patch, which is certainly a better alternative to taking shots, is called V-Go.

Getting to Know More About It

Once the patient has loaded it with insulin, it can go on the abdomen, leg, or arm. In fact, it’s quite similar to a Band-Aid. With the quick and easy press of a button, a small needle (which is inside the patch) goes into the skin. What it does is deliver a continuous dose of fast-acting insulin.

Additionally, depending on readings from finger sticks, there’s the option of clicking additional insulin during meals. One changes this patch every 24 hours, and those who made it claim it doesn’t hurt at all. In fact, you can bathe, sleep, or do anything else without even noticing it’s there.

V-Go is ideal for those who need to give themselves multiple shots of insulin on a daily basis and may forget or miss out on having a shot. Further good news is that there are no batteries or software for the users to bother themselves with.

This is truly discrete and easy to use method. One doesn’t have to worry whether they’ve forgotten to take insulin or have to carry insulin plus syringes with them at all times. Those who have already tried it have reported staggeringly positive results.

Talk About a Relief

Many say they finally have the freedom to concentrate on their work instead of their diabetes. They can have more fun and be more active, go out more, or simply stay at home relaxing without the nagging reminder to keep a close eye on their condition.

A similar product to this one are these tiny electronic insulin pumps, but they aren’t exactly cheap and can be a bit difficult to get the hang of. So why not just stick to this marvelous device, with has been FDA approved for adults with type II diabetes and is fully covered by insurance.

We hope you have found this information helpful and now know that there is a better option out there for managing your condition.

Source: CBS New York