See how the small, light, and tubeless Omnipod® Insulin Management System is helping to change lives for the better.
Diagnosed as a young toddler, Layla doesn’t know any other life than the one she is living with Type 1 diabetes. But thanks to her Omnipod® System, she is free to run, jump, and play without tubes getting in her way! Layla tried other pump systems when she was younger, but the Pod has made it easier for her to travel with her family, making sweet memories without injections. She also makes friends wherever her adventures take her – educating the public on diabetes and introducing herself to others who live with Type 1. Go, Layla, go!
He was only 8 when he was diagnosed, but how's this for maturity? Trent told his mother that diabetes was “his gift,” because he knew that while not everyone can handle it, he could. With the Omnipod® System, Trent continues to participate in sports. All of them. Trent is into basketball, baseball, golf, skateboarding, swimming*, and skiing when he feels like taking it easy. He's fueled by pizza, and supported by the Omnipod® System.
Clare was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 14 years old. Although the prognosis wasn’t great when she was diagnosed over 40 years ago, she took it one day at a time, managing her diabetes with what was then available. But an active lifestyle led to blood sugar swings and dangerous lows, until one particularly frightening incident made Clare realize she needed to be more hypo-aware. After considering traditional insulin pumps, she switched to the Omnipod® System and hasn’t looked back since.
There’s never a dull moment for Kelly, a full-time working mother of 5 teenagers (yes, 5!) Kelly’s hectic everyday leaves her little free time, and even less time to manage her diabetes. When she was first diagnosed with late-developing Type 1 diabetes, Kelly struggled with balancing daily injections with life on the go. With the Omnipod® System, she now has a continuous** insulin delivery system that’s flexible enough for her busy schedule—and even allows her a little time to plan for life when all her teenagers go to college.
There’s no good time to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but right as you’re entering your teenage years seemed particularly unfair to Katie. All that independence she had gained was gone in an instant, replaced by her mother’s constant worry. The way she’s taken charge of her diabetes with the help of the Omnipod® System has helped mom see how strong and brave Katie really is. Now, she’s back to babysitting, heading out for pizza with friends, and playing, oh, just one or two soccer games a day.
“I tried my first demo Pod at a lake. None of my friends even noticed.”
Brad balances a long commute and a hectic work schedule with his favorite role—being a full-time dad. There’s just not a lot of time in the day to focus on his diabetes. The few minutes he does have are more than enough since he’s managing with the Omnipod® System. The Pod is so unobtrusive, some days he can’t remember where he’s wearing it. Instead, he focuses on trying to remember where he has to drive his daughters tonight. Karate, dance, or Girl Scouts?
As a full-time college student, Kishon doesn’t have “off” days; she balances academics with dance practice and running student organizations. Kishon first managed her Type 1 diabetes with daily injections, but her mother worried about her handling this responsibility alone while at college. So Kishon made the switch to the Omnipod® System and discovered how the Pod could personalize diabetes management to help make life simpler, and make mom worry just a little less.
It’s rare to see a child under 1 get diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It wasn’t long before Frank’s mom started looking for ways to help him receive the continuous insulin he’d need, while letting him swim, roughhouse, and do other toddler things. The Omnipod® System was a natural choice. Today, Frank loves his dinosaur toys, playing with his cats, tormenting his older brother, and helping mom out in the kitchen. Kind of like a normal kid—because that's what he is.
*The Pod has an IPX8 rating of up to 25 feet for 60 minutes. The Personal Diabetes Manager is not waterproof.
**Up to 72 hours of insulin delivery.