V-Go Disposable Insulin Delivery

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-11-26 01:07:13 -0600
Started 2014-11-22 07:29:36 -0600

I just took a survey about the V-Go delivery system to see if this might be of interest to me and I found it intriguing. I take 2 shots a day, long lasting, but sometimes I feel it should be spread out in the day. This devise can do that, and it's disposable. https://www.go-vgo.com/

Have any of you used this or seen it advertised?

17 replies

deni46 2014-11-25 15:03:32 -0600 Report

My doc has me taking labrusca 2x a day. 45 units at night and 10 in the mid morning. Metformin 2xs a day. I'm slowly bringing bs down but still not there yet.

jayabee52 2014-11-25 15:17:17 -0600 Report

Labrusca? Did you intend to write Lantis, Deni? Labrusca is a concord grape native to the Northeast section of states here in the US and also the wine that produced from them. I looked it up and couldn't find a medication by that name.

frog1951 2014-11-25 13:05:42 -0600 Report

I use one one a day - a V-GO (40) - that is what it does - it gives you 40 units spread across the day with 36 bolus (extra) units for additional - I still use Lantus and additions regular but it helps me get through the day

frog1951 2014-11-24 21:17:02 -0600 Report

My name is Glen Nelson. I have been using the V-Go for almost a year. It helps but I am very resistance. I use it and Lantus. I am using the V-Go 40 - Anyone that would like to discuss feel free to call me at 865-985-8346 - I will be glad to discuss anything I can. The biggest issues are sticky stuff, shaving, bruises, bubbles. It does not always function as it should and I have had quite a few nasty discussions with my Endo and the Support for V-Go - they say if you get bubbles you have to throw it away - I have figured a way to get rid of most of the bubbles and also if I can's I can retrieve the existing insulin back to the vial and keep it. It is a spring loaded machine that puts around 2 units and hours into your system and you can put in 2 more up to 36 - I do not have a good memory so I can't quote the numbers - I just know that I end up with some left over and sometime I run short. It sometimes bleeds into it making it not work. It helps some and I have hung in there - I do not take my bs reading very good. I am not a good candidate for pump - I was diagnosed with T2 in 1981 - I have burnout - I am 62 - 63 on the 27th and kinda have lost my care. I have seen so little research done and I am frustrated at the lack of anything done by medical professionals and researchers it makes me sick - blame blame blame - I was not overweight when diagnosed - until I started on insulin - insulin causes weight gain - they will tell you 10000 things but Insulin causes the weight gain as it is a hormone. I can take all the food away and it still causes weight gain. I went out and tried to get the horrible disease and I try real hard to keep it. I am so sick of the stupid NP's - can't see MD's anymore. I promise not to be sarcastic if you call - I carry my cell phone with me so call. If I can't take the call - I will set up something for later <3

GabbyPA 2014-11-25 06:56:30 -0600 Report

I didn't know it's been around for that long already. It sounded like something that was brand new. How is it cost wise? And does it work better than giving yourself shots?

frog1951 2014-11-25 13:08:31 -0600 Report

In March 2011, Valeritas received EU CE Mark approval for V-Go. In November, 2012 Valertias was named Life Science Company of the year by the New Jersey Technology Council for its targeted mission and focus on the development of technology to improve the lives of people with Type 2 diabetes. Its Executive Management Team was further recognized for the ability to effectively develop and commercialize devices at high volumes. In addition, Valeritas received the 2012 Scrip Financing of the Year award for raising $150 million in Series C financing in September 2011.

correctionsnurse1 2014-11-23 13:16:51 -0600 Report

Gabby..What is your A1C? Just curious if you would benefit from either a sliding scale regimen or maybe an insulin pump. I am going to an insulin pump as my numbers have been wild even with taking Metformin ER 1000mg twice daily, Novolog SS w/ meals and 80u of Lantus at bedtime. If you would like, I can let you know how it goes w/ my insulin pump. If you do go w/ this, I would be very interested in how you are doing on it and how much you like it.

GabbyPA 2014-11-24 05:38:08 -0600 Report

I am one of the still uninsured, and things like that are not an option for me. The survey was not just for me, but it does sound interesting. Since all these kinds of things are out of pocket for me, I usually find cool things that I can never use. But this sounds interesting for everyone whose insurance won't cover a CGM but might cover this.

Please do keep us informed on how your pump works for you. I know so many people who benefit from it so much. It's been a great help.

correctionsnurse1 2014-11-24 12:32:13 -0600 Report

Are you currently on insulin? If so, Novolog has a patient assistance program. Hope this helps so maybe you can try SS since you are self pay.

correctionsnurse1 2014-11-24 15:22:09 -0600 Report

Sorry.. SS is a set amount of insulin, such as Novolog prescribed by your physician. It is taken 3 x's a day with meals that way you get coverage at breakfast, lunch, and supper.

jayabee52 2014-11-22 22:24:16 -0600 Report

This is the first I have heard of this device. From what I have read I get the impression that it is kind of a cross between an insulin pump and a insulin pen.
(but I've been wrong before).

God's best to you


GabbyPA 2014-11-23 08:53:32 -0600 Report

It might be one way for those who would benefit from a CGM but cannot get one. I don't know what the cost is though

RosalieM 2014-11-22 08:21:29 -0600 Report

Hi Gabby,
I looked at the web site. What you are taking, I think, is fast acting insulin. It may be spread out some during the day(new product?),hence the long acting, but it is not the same as the long acting I am taking once a day. Your body produces an amount of insulin that always is on hand.(long acting) Then when you eat carbs, your body produces a higher temporary amount to deal with the carbs. I believe what you are taking is temporary(fast acting). You wouldn't be taking two shots a day but only one, if it were the background insulin that I take. Excess insulin in your system is as bad for your body as too much sugar in your blood. I am concerned about that for you. Excess insulin causes weight gain and other nasties. Of course weight gain raises blood sugar then requiring more insulin. Google excess insulin and see what you find if you haven't done so already. I am also concerned about low blood sugar. I am wondering if some of the insulin (very expensive) is wasted when you have to throw the device away with insulin left over. Concerned about this. Grandma Rose

RosalieM 2014-11-22 07:48:43 -0600 Report

It is my understanding that long acting insulin did last through out the day. Are you taking Lantus or something else.

Grandma Rose

GabbyPA 2014-11-23 08:52:50 -0600 Report

I take nothing fancy, Novilin N. It is supposed to be given every 12 hours. That is how I take it. It still has the caution to eat within 15 minutes, but I have not found that it's required.

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