Mealtime insulin is rapid-acting insulin that is taken right before meals and snacks. It is sometimes referred to as bolus insulin and is used to lower blood sugar spikes that can occur when people with diabetes eat. It begins to work in about 15 minutes and lasts for approximately three hours.
Here are some common challenges faced by people with diabetes who need mealtime insulin and rely on multiple daily injections
Will only administer insulin at home1
Left their insulin at home2
Knowingly miss their insulin injections3
Missing insulin doses has been shown to raise A1C and increase risk of diabetes complications. CeQur Simplicity™ encourages adherence and has shown to reduce A1C to less than 7% and increase time-in-range by 50%4,5
Declare your independence with CeQur Simplicity and live life on your terms
CeQur Simplicity’s wearable insulin patch is the injection-free way to deliver mealtime insulin
Reduce Mealtime Insulin Worries with the CeQur Simplicity Wearable Insulin Patch
It’s time for change! No more uncomfortable or inconvenient situations. No more worries about forgetting your insulin or needles to dispose of. With CeQur Simplicity on your side, you can declare your independence and manage mealtime insulin delivery on your terms.
Mealtime Insulin Delivery Options
Mealtime insulin can be administered through several delivery systems, but only CeQur Simplicity has been shown to address the known barriers to mealtime insulin dosing and adherence.
CeQur Simplicity Patch
Using a syringe requires a vial of insulin, drawing the insulin into the syringe, and other supplies to administer. Syringes are not as discreet as some other insulin delivery methods.
An insulin pen is preloaded with insulin and requires needles and other supplies to administer. Pens are a more convenient option than syringes.
An external insulin pump delivers variable amounts of insulin to account for what you eat. This requires rigorous training and programming of the pump to start usage.
Inhale insulin with pre-measured rapid-acting insulin packets that is absorbed in the lungs.
If you answer YES to ONE of these questions, you are a great candidate for the CeQur Simplicity wearable insulin patch.
Which Mealtime Insulin Delivery Option Is Right for You?
Still not sure if the CeQur Simplicity wearable insulin patch is right for you? Use our brief questionnaire to find out.
Is your A1C greater than 8%?
Is your time-in-range (TIR) less than 70%?
Are you looking for an easier mealtime insulin delivery option?
Do you dislike injections?
Have you ever forgotten your syringe or pen at home?
Is it inconvenient for you to inject at work or in public settings?
Do you want to carry less items daily?
1. Bergenstal R, Peyrot M, Dreon D, Aroda V, Bailey T, Brazg R, Frias J, Johnson M, Klonoff D, Kruger D, Ramtoola S, Rosenstock J, Serusclat P, Weinstock R, Naik R, Shearer D, Zraick V, Levy B on behalf of the Calibra Study Group. 2019. Implementation of Basal-Bolus Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Bolus Insulin Delivery Using an Insulin Patch with an Insulin Pen. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 21 (5):1-13.
2. Zraick V, Dreon D, Nalk R, Shearer D, Crawford S, Bradford J, Levy B. 2016. Patient User Experience Evaluation of Bolus Patch Insulin Delivery System. Poster presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions. Abstract 995-P. New Orleans, LA, USA.
3. Dreon D, Hannon T, Cross B, Carter B, Mercer N, Nguyen J, Tran A , Melendez P, Morales N, Nelson J, Tan M. 2018. Laboratory and Benchtop Performance of a Mealtime Insulin-Delivery System. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 12(4):817-827.
4. Bergenstal RM, Johnson ML, Aroda VR, et al. Comparing patch vs pen bolus insulin delivery in type 2 diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring metrics and profiles. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2022;16(5):1167-1173.
5. Battelino T, Danne T, Bergenstal RM, et al. Clinical targets for continuous glucose monitoring data interpretation: recommendations from the International Consensus on Time in Range. Diabetes Care. 2019;42(8):1593-1603.