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Volume 32, Number 3 (September/October)

The V-Go®, a Simple Disposable Insulin Delivery Device for Type 2 Diabetes (pages 6–22)

Marc I. Sandberg, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.D.E., and Joseph B. Martinez, R.Ph., P.D.E., P.P.C.

V-Go, a simple and disposable 24-hour mechanical device that can facilitate basal–bolus insulin delivery in adults with Type 2 diabetes, is new to the market. This article describes the findings of market-research surveys conducted with health-care professionals who had early access to V-Go before it was commercially available. Sandberg and Martinez outline the ease of use and effectiveness of V-Go devices.

Body, Mind, and Spirit–Directed Education (pages 23–29)

Bonnie J. Bartos, P.A.-C., M.H.P., C.D.E., and Wendy Drew, A.P.R.N., A.C.N.S.-B.C., C.D.E.

Author Bartos addresses the patient with diabetes as a whole person. The article looks not only at medical-care regimen, but also health literacy, learning style and communication needs, physical abilities (e.g., vision, hearing, and dexterity), intellectual capacity, psychological state, cultural and religious beliefs, and financial resources. It offers a range of practical suggestions for providing patient education for a range of people.

Weight Management and Diabetes (pages 30–32)

Kathleen Wyne, M.D., Ph.D.

Losing the weight is the easy part, but keeping it off is the real challenge, writes Medical Editor Kathleen Wyne, M.D., Ph.D. In this Commentary, she outlines almost two decades’ worth of research into this topic and discusses the difficulties of bringing this information to bear in practice.
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