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How Does the Insulin Patch Pump benefit?

Published Date : August 01, 2017

The most common type of diabetes is the type 2 with 90% to 95% cases all over the world. When a patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it is treated with changes of habits and lifestyle in the initial stages like cutting down of sugar, physical activities, and regular checkups etc. if there are no results obtained by these, additional drugs are prescribed to lower the glucose in the blood. Insulin is not added in the initial stages of the treatment for diabetes type 2; however, most people need it in the later stages of the treatment to obtain best results. Even though insulin is said to give significant results, numerous people cautious of making the use of insulin for reasons like pain from injecting, weight gain, low blood sugar or managing needles. Other reasons could be feeling discomfort to inject in public and realizing the disease is not adequately controlled as insulin is required. While other people may miss regular doses of insulin die to having a busy lifestyle, emotional issues, skipping meals, travelling.

Obtaining guidance from a diabetes educator or healthcare provider can be of great help to people dealing with diabetes type 2 as it will guide them regarding the proper use and management of insulin. Making the use of the proper device to deliver insulin is also one of the most imperative steps to be considered in the treatment of diabetes type 2. As few people find it convenient to make the use of insulin pens, other people use syringes for the same. A new device in the market for controlling diabetes is the insulin patch pump, which may be useful for diabetes type 2.

Conventional insulin pumps have very detailed and complicated features for making adjustments the basic rates and determining doses.  Adequate patient education must be given for using such features as it important for patients with diabetes type 2. The latest insulin patch pumps are less detailed and complicated in comparison. They provide less option for the delivery of insulin and are easy to use.

The two types of insulin patch pumps currently available are the OmniPod Insulin Management System, which is a lot like the conventional insulin patch pump as it calculates bolus, records data of insulin delivery, and gives out basic rates and is mostly useful for diabetes type 1.  The second type of insulin patch pump is the V-Go, which is designed for individuals with diabetes type 2. The V-Go is an insulin delivery device that can be discarded and gives out constant and fast-acting insulin. It gets stuck to the skin as it has a strong adhesive due to which it can sustain even if the skin gets wet. The V-Go is prescribed as V-Go 20, V-Go 30, or V-Go 40. These numbers are associated with the amount of insulin to be delivered to the patient.

Crystal Market Research published a report on “Insulin Patch Pump Market by Type of Insulin and End User - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025” released and accessible at