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Wearable Diabetic Patches

V-Go Reduces Insulin Requirements for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

— June 25, 2015 — Lifestyle
V-Go is a small, wearable and disposable insulin delivery device that's designed to routinely deliver insulin to Type 2 Diabetes patients who routinely require insulin.

The diabetic device comes in three forms that spread out the delivery of either 20, 30 or 40 units of basal insulin over the course of 24 hours. When wearing the device, diabetics are able to click a button and have the V-Go deliver mealtime insulin boluses at a rate of two units per click. Once attached, diabetics can go about their daily life—it's even possible to shower and sleep with the V-Go on.

The device was developed as an alternative to multiple daily injections and findings from the American Diabetes Association 2015 Scientific Sessions reveal that the V-Go is successful in improving glycemic control, while reducing the insulin requirements of adults with Type 2 Diabetes.
Trend Themes
1. Wearable Insulin Delivery - V-Go demonstrates the potential for discreet, wearable technology to improve diabetes management and treatment.
2. Disposable Medical Devices - V-Go shows the potential for environmentally-friendly disposable medical devices to reduce waste in the healthcare industry.
3. Personalized Treatment Devices - V-Go represents a move towards personalized treatment devices tailored to the specific needs and lifestyles of patients.
Industry Implications
1. Medical Devices - The medical device industry will see continued growth and innovation in the development of wearable and disposable devices to improve patient outcomes.
2. Healthcare Technology - Advances in healthcare technology, including wearable medical devices, are disrupting traditional treatment approaches and improving patient care.
3. Pharmaceuticals - Wearable insulin delivery devices like V-Go will likely continue to disrupt the pharmaceutical industry, driving new research and development to create more efficient and personalized treatments.
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