Struggling with Type 2 diabetes can be challenging, especially since therapy can be hard to incorporate into your life. But with V-Go, suddenly, it clicks. Knowing that V-Go fits you and your lifestyle gives you the confidence to stay in control all day and night and reach your goals.
It may be easier to understand the importance of insulin therapy if you understand how insulin normally works in the body and what happens when you have diabetes.
The main job of insulin is to control sugar in your bloodstream and keep it within a normal range. To do this, your body naturally produces insulin, which is released in small amounts over the course of the day. At mealtimes, your pancreas releases a larger amount of insulin to help manage the sugar from the food you just ate.
However, if you have Type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t release a sufficient amount of insulin during the day or at mealtimes, which can result in your blood sugar being too high. Left untreated, high blood sugar can lead to complications such as blindness, nerve damage (neuropathy) and kidney damage. Contact us today to learn more.
How V-Go delivers insulin
V-Go is designed to fit easily into your life while delivering insulin much like your body is supposed to*—providing a steady rate of insulin 24 hours a day (basal) and enabling you to give yourself a dose of insulin during mealtimes (bolus).And V-Go is discreet, so nobody will know you’re even wearing it.
*If you follow the V-Go Instructions for Patient Use.
Basal and mealtime control with fewer weekly injections
V-Go helps you give yourself insulin at mealtimes and control your blood sugar day and night. V-Go also gives you the choice to drastically reduce the number of weekly insulin injections your body needs.
References: 1. Polonsky KS, et al. N Engl J Med. 1988;318(19):1231-1239. 2. American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/. Accessed July 20, 2015. 3. V-Go® Instructions for Patient Use. Valeritas Inc. 2011. 4. Rosenfeld CR, et al. Endocr Pract. 2012;18(5):660-667.
Important Risk Information
If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, use of the V-Go Disposable Insulin Delivery Device may result in hypoglycemia. The following conditions may occur during insulin therapy with V-Go: hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). Other adverse reactions associated with V-Go use include skin irritation from the adhesive pad or infections at the infusion site. V-Go should be removed before any magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.