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Diabetes patch delivers steady amount of insulin, eliminates injections

October 10, 2019


OR PEACE ALSO TOOK PLACE.>>>A NEW APPROACH TO I KNOW SLIN ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR DIABETICS TO GIVE THEMSELVES SHOTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. HALEY HERNANDEZ TALKED TO A WOMAN WHO SAYS HER DIABETES IS BETTER CONTROLLED THAN EVER.>>HELLO. HI, MISS NEIL. HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>Reporter: 51-YEAR-OLD BETSY NEIL HAS BEEN INJECTING HERSELF FOR FOUR YEARS. SHE SAYS IT’S UNPLEASANT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.>>TRYING TO TAKE A SHOT IN A RESTAURANT, YOU KNOW, AND MAYBE PEOPLE LOOKING, IT’S KIND OF EMBARRASSING. AND SOME PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS IN PUBLIC.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S DIFFERENT NOW. SHE’S FREE FROM THOSE SHOTS BECAUSE SHE OPTED TO WEAR THIS PATCH. IT’S CALLED VEGO, AND IT PRICKS HER WITH ONE NEEDLE IN THE MORNING. ONCE IT’S IN IT’S GIVING A STEADY DOSE OF INSULI AND SHE CAN GIVE A BOOST BEFORE MEALS. BEFORE EVERY MEAL, SHE WOULD HIT THIS SIDE BUTTON AND THEN THIS ONE. NEIL SAYS IT’S NOT UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE THE NEEDLE ISN’T VERY LARGE.>>ONCE YOU PUT IT ON, YOU DON’T FEEL IT. THE ONLY UNCOMFORTABLE PART IS JUST FEELING THE FIRST STICK BUT YOU ONLY FEEL ON STICK.>>Reporter: DR. PARRIC SAYS TH VEGO DELIVERS A CONSTANT AMOUNT OF INSULIN. YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO DECREASE THAT AMOUNT, SO IT’S NOT IDEAL FOR PATIENTS THAT ARE TYPE 1. BUT SHE’S FOUND IT HELPS A SPECIFIC GROUP OF HER TYPE 2 PATIENTS.>>I FIND THE VEGO TO BE A VERY GOOD DEVICE IN PATIENTS THAT ARE ON MULTIPLE DOSES OF INSULIN AND HAVE DIFFICULTY BEING COMPLIANT WITH IT. THEY DON’T HAVE TO CARRY THEIR PENS WITH THEM WHEREVER THEY GO. IT’S ON THEM AT ALL TIMES. AND THEY CAN DELIVER THE I KNOW SLIN AS NEEDED.>>Reporter: — THE INSULIN HAS NEEDED.>>Reporter: THIS ELIMINATES THE NUMBER OF INJECTIONS ON AVERAGE

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  • Reply Matt Lauer April 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    The report would have been better if cost was mentioned and whether or not insurance companies have to pay for it if you want it and the doctor prescribes it etc.

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