In part 3 of this Exclusive Interview, Scott Abbott explains how to adjust the insulin dosage using the V-Go insulin delivery system in a talk with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA meeting in San Diego, California.
Scott Abbott is the Director of Medical Development at Valeritas.
Transcript of this video segment:
Steve: You mentioned the bolus doses. So, if I want to have 40 grams of carbs one day, 6 the next day, how do I adjust for all that?
Scott Abbott: That’s up to the healthcare provider and you as to how to best control your diabetes and adjust the insulin to what you need.
Steve: How do I regulate the amount of insulin on a bolus? Because you have different units for different basals that can’t be adjusted, right?
Scott Abbott: You have preset basal rates.
Steve: That’s pretty standard as far as…it’s not going to go crazy overnight. But what about bolus? How do I adjust the dosage?
Scott Abbott: If your provider wants you to take a certain number of units, say he wants you to take 4 units, at breakfast then you would click this button twice, each click is 2 units. So if you need to take more at lunch, or depending on the carbs you eat or your prescribed regimen is, you would do that.
Steve: How often do people change those?
Scott Abbott: Once a day
Steve: So, every day you put on a new patch.
Scott Abbott: Every day.
Steve: And they come in packages of how many?
Scott Abbott: Typically, at the pharmacy you would get a box of 30.
Steve: It’s kind of similar to an insulin pump, so do you call this a disposable pump?
Scott Abbott: We call it a wearable insulin delivery device.
Steve: And the name of it is…
Scott Abbott: V-Go.