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  1. Steve
    Steve August 29, 2012 at 11:53 am | | Reply

    From the article” “If you were using your wallet, a month’s supply would set you back around 250 bucks. Not cheap, but a fraction of the cost of a month’s worth of supplies for a traditional pump.”

    it is only a fraction if we are talking about an improper fraction like 5/3

    A months worth of pump supplies (infusion set and reservoir) would be about $150 on average if you were changing the plumbing every 3 days.

    250/150 = 5/3 or roughly 66% more expensive

  2. John
    John August 31, 2012 at 5:13 am | | Reply

    Why would this not work for type 1 diabetics with minor insulin needs? I use less than 40 units per day on average.

  3. Lizzie
    Lizzie September 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    Ok, seriously – where is the Jewel Pump already? Is it really available in Europe or still just an R&D device? Slapping a hard cooked egg on my gut is holding me back from seriously considering the Omnipod.

  4. john
    john September 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    In regards to previous comment ..although a months supply of traditional pump supplies would be around 150-200 and yes slightly cheaper than the Vgo, the comment related to the cash pricing and the cash price for hose pumps is around $6000 allowing a Vgo patient two full years of usage on the pump cost alone.

    Also the article states that patients on 70-110 basal may not be candidates, however the reduction of insulin is dramatic when going from traditional shot “basal -bolus” insulin to continuous infusion in most patients and very well could be 50% less…especially when you consider that 79 % of patients away from home do not inject according to Dr. Roper/Petrak. Meaning some patients aren’t truly on the amount of insulin we give them in the first place.

    This product as the article writer stated is a step in the right direction for most type 2 patients who are not ready for full automated pump therapy.

  5. Kathy
    Kathy January 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm | | Reply

    I am currently using the V-GO 40 (30 didn’t work for me). My blood sugar is still running to high. Was on 4 shots a day and this would be great if it would work. Very convenient. Will try for a few more days. Won’t be holding my breath.

  6. Kate
    Kate March 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm | | Reply

    My son has type 1 and he just started the V-Go yesterday. He is thrilled that he does not need to give himself injections. He had a day of excellent readings. This does not happen very often for him. I know it has only been one day but we are very hopeful.

  7. LaKesha
    LaKesha May 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    I just started the V-Go 30 yesterday and already I am impressed with blood sugar levels. I have been a diabetic since I was 18 and I am now 39. Doctors have been trying to push the insulin pump therapy on me but I wasn’t too impressed with it for myself. With a lot of talking to and consideration, I decided to let my daughter go on the pump to better control her high levels. She has been on the pump for nearly three years and we are still struggling with her keeping her infusion on throughout the night, her not being comfortable in school with having the pump on around her peers and her having a difficult time injecting herself every three days due to the size of the needle. With the V-Go pod, it’s less obvious; it stays on the whole 24 hours; you do just about everything with it; don’t have to keep worrying about changing a battery; and less painful to inject which means less scars to have to deal with. So far I am enjoying it and will be speaking with my daughter Endocrinologist about her trying one out. My views may change down the road but right now I am enjoying the V-Go……

  8. Carline Helms
    Carline Helms June 12, 2013 at 7:24 am | | Reply

    I am on the V-GO 40, I am having a problem keeping it stuck on my body. I’ve tried everything I could think of, but so far I’m using packing tape with a large ace bandage to keep it on. This work’s very good except, it won’t stay on. Please give me an idea that might help, because I really want to use this, or give it a chance.

    1. Skye
      Skye June 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm | | Reply

      Carline- look for Skin Prep, Skin Tac, or Mastisol to help keep the V-go attached better; and probably some Uni-solve or detachol to help get them back off.

    2. Laura
      Laura June 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm | | Reply

      I’m a big fan of Tegaderm by 3M

    3. juanita
      juanita July 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm | | Reply

      I had trouble at first with it sticking. what works for me now is that I put a new one on every morning following my shower. I don’t put lotion anywhere near the area where I am attaching the V-Go. Just before attaching, take an alcohol swab and wipe the area carefully, then (very important) let the area dry completely. when you attach the V-Go, pull off the tape, and press it against your skin, holding it in place for at least 10 seconds. I haven’t had one come off since I have been doing this routine.

    4. Jeff A
      Jeff A November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm | | Reply

      How are doing with the V-Go now?

  9. Jack
    Jack July 4, 2013 at 9:07 am | | Reply

    I have been using the omnipod (out of pocket, BC won’t cover it) for about two months now. It has dropped my A1c about a point and average BG down 100 points. I am going to give the V-GO 40 a try b/c it will only cost me $9 ( prescription item copay) a month as opposed to the expensive uncovered Omnipods $350 a month uncovered (@#$% BC/BS) b/c THEY say they cannot cover convenience?? of a pump. Let you know how it goes.

  10. margie liske
    margie liske September 15, 2013 at 5:56 am | | Reply

    what a great idea… I love it slap it on good to go.. working great for me so far.. ty.

  11. Jeff A
    Jeff A November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm | | Reply

    I would love to hear from all of you months later that now have a history with it. I have high blood sugar and my Endo recommended this. I am against the tubes of any sort. I would really appreciate any CURRENT feed back you have. Thank you in advance.

  12. Debbie
    Debbie January 3, 2014 at 7:50 am | | Reply

    My endo showed me this yesterday and said in order for me to use it, my bs needs to be more stable. The idea of a needle staying in me just doesn’t sit well…cant you feel it? what if, say, your dog jumps on you? where do you put it on body?

  13. Abraham Dolce
    Abraham Dolce March 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm | | Reply

    I started using the V-GO a month ago and I love it. I’m a chef and it’s hard to stop when you budy and take shot.
    I get a 3 month supply of V-GO 40 from my mail diabetic supplier Sterling Medical. My insurance company Atena pays 90% and I pay 10%. My copay every 3 months is $170.00 it is worth it.
    The V-GO is great.

  14. Carlos
    Carlos May 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    @Wil: I love the internet! I just googled “V-go guts” not expecting much, so thank you for cracking it open and posting pics and a write up! I’d be interested in learning more about this device and your thoughts on it from a technical perspective. I’m involved on the product development side of drug delivery devices in this field… I’d love to talk shop if you have the time.

  15. David Winters
    David Winters May 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm | | Reply

    My Endo just recommended the v-go. Im very interferon giving it a try.It sounds affordable. One question I have is is there a safety feature that keeps you from accidentally bolusing yourself from bumping into something or my autistic child running up and bumping it?Thanks for any input you can give me.

  16. David Winters
    David Winters May 18, 2014 at 7:51 pm | | Reply

    I meant very interested sorry darn auto correct. Thanks again.

    1. Pixie
      Pixie August 21, 2014 at 3:15 am | | Reply

      Yes david im sure by now youve found out by urself but the device has a two step process to get ur insulin boost you have to push a button on one side to get the delivery button to pop out i haven’t found away to accidentally dose urself and i have hyper dogs and an 8year old. I give it two thumbs up.my husband has spent the last 8 yrs pretending he’s fine and 4getting to take his meds his a1c is always off the charts. He has lost the feeling in both of his feet and because of infections from ulsers he has had reconstructive surgery on the bones in one foot and it didn’t really work out just bought more time with the foot if we had known about this thing earlier he most likely wouldn’t have gotten this bad i think that doctors should be letting people know about this option as soon as they realise they have a forgetful superman for a patient its definitely a better choice then 6 sticks a day.

  17. Rick S.
    Rick S. November 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    I just got a V-GO a week or so ago. I’m 73, a Type II, and I have been shooting up insulin for about 30 years (I learned injection techniques on an orange!). I’ve had a V-go about a week now and I find my sugar is much better regulated and stabilized. This device is easy to use and with insurance it’s cheaper than buying insulin (I found it uses less.) and supplies and I save on my Rx program so I don’t think I’ll fall into the financial donut hole. Excellent article.

  18. Stephanie Garza-Guzman
    Stephanie Garza-Guzman November 15, 2014 at 11:15 am | | Reply

    I have been using the V-go for about 2 weeks. At first I had a lot of trouble with my insurance (Human) approving it but the sales rep gave me a discount card and now they approved the V-go 100%! My glucose levels have not been this good in at least 3 years. I love the convenience of this device

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