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What is Needed to Start


Wearable insulin patches come with reservoirs and directions for application. They can be applied on the abdomen.

Watch and Learn

Intro to V-Go Insulin Patch Pump

Device Details

Affordability and Access

Widely covered for insulin-dependent type 2. Supplies provided by DME or pharmacy. Price range; $0-$250/Month.

Data Monitoring Options

No Options

Data View Options

No Options

Duration and Storage

Patch can be worn for up to 24 hours and works in most temperatures (not for use in hot tubs, saunas, or freezing conditions). Does not require batteries or recharging.

Vision / Auditory / Dexterity

NO text to speech
NO vibration alerts
A LOT of dexterity needed

Patient Considerations


Free of tubing. Patches do not have tubing, but it must be worn in areas that are easy to reach for insulin dosing. 

Active Lifestyle

Limited Adjustability. No way to adjust long-acting insulin for higher activity on the fly, but the device is water-resistant. 

Avoiding Highs and Lows

Limited customizability. System requires manual dose adjustment and limits the ability to adjust insulin levels throughout the day. 

Easy to Use

Simple with few steps. Patch is replaced every 24-hours with insulin administered at the click of a button. 

Easy Insulin Dosing

Simple with few steps. 24-hour bolus range: up to 36 units per 24 hours, doses in 2-unit increments. Preset basal rate of 20, 30, or 40 units per 24 hours.

Fewer Fingersticks

Frequent finger-sticks are required.


Hideable. Bulkier patch pump, but not as noticeable as injections. Bolus button can be used discreetly through clothing.