What is V-Go?
V-Go is a wearable insulin delivery device for adults with Type 2 diabetes who take long-acting insulin, want to reduce their need for injections, and are working to improve glycemic control.
How V-Go Works
The main job of insulin is to control sugar in your bloodstream and keep it within a normal range. However, if you have Type 2 diabetes, your body may not release enough insulin during the day or at mealtimes, which can result in your blood sugar being too high. V-Go provides a steady rate of insulin 24 hours a day (basal) and allows you to give yourself a dose of insulin during snacks and mealtimes (bolus).
In a short summary, the V-Go:
- Is wearable & disposable
- Provides insulin at a steady rate, 24 hours a day
- Gives supplemental insulin delivery at meal and snack times when the patient clicks their device
- Eliminates the need for multiple daily injections
- Needs to be replaced every 24 hours with a new, insulin-filled, V-Go device
- Uses rapid-onset insulin, either Humalog of Novolog, which the user loads into the device
V-Go from Healthy Living
Although the V-Go is not widely used yet, it can be a positive alternative to multiple daily injections, and Healthy Living can verify your insurance and provide these devices. If you are an adult with type 2 diabetes, talk with your doctor and see if V-Go could be a good fit for you. It’s another good option for managing your diabetes!
Overview of Simple Steps for Using V-Go
- Fill with insulin
- Apply to body (can be in a discreet place)
- Start steady-stream insulin delivery to continue throughout wear-time
- Click the V-Go to administer more insulin at snack and mealtimes
- Shower and sleep in your V-Go
- After 24 hours, dispose of your V-Go and start using a new one
- Apply it to a new site and have a great day!
See the official Patient Start Guide from V-Go for more detailed information for set-up and use.