See how the small, light, and tubeless Omnipod® Insulin Management System is helping to change lives for the better.

Kelly Rowe 


Kelly Rowe - UK podder
Kelly Rowe Podder™ since 2019

 

Kelly is passionate about sport and loves her job as a lifeguard – but after she was diagnosed at 23 years old with Type 1 Diabetes she found taking Multiple Daily Injections was taking a toll on her and she wanted more flexibility. She knew pump therapy would improve her quality of life, but felt tubes would get in the way of her work. When she heard about the Omnipod® System she felt it was the perfect fit for her lifestyle. Kelly now enjoys the flexibility to put on a temporary basal and the fact that the Omnipod® System is tubeless and waterproof1 gives her freedom to continue her job and lifestyle. Kelly became a Podder™ in 2019 and says she took to the Omnipod® System like a ‘duck to water’ and has already seen an improvement in her diabetes management. We love to see the spring back in your step Kelly!

 

 


The Omnipod® System was  made  for me...  Sometimes I  forget that the Pod is there2.                                                                                                                  

 

                         
            

 

Hear Kelly share her inspiring experience

It has really given me quality of life, it changed my lifestyle and I already can see an improvement in my Diabetes management...                          

 

                         
            

 

Joanne and Archie


Archie H
Archie H Podder™ since 2017

 

Archie is 11 and loves his sports - in fact he’s awesome when it comes to scoring goals for his Lacrosse club. His four-legged friend also has a keen eye for the ball and they love hanging out together after school. When Archie was diagnosed at 7 with Type 1 Diabetes, Mum Joanne wanted him to continue to play all the sports he loved. She also wanted peace of mind that he was meeting his target range. Both Archie and Mum did some research and agreed that the Omnipod® System would be a great choice to match their needs. Now Archie’s taken to the Omnipod® System like a pro and is scoring more goals in life. Mum gets more sleep at night too knowing the Omnipod® System is supporting her son in his active lifestyle. Joanne worked out that they avoided 187 injections in the first 3 weeks of wearing the Pod - Phew!

 

 


For me as a parent to be able to go in during the night when he is fast asleep and just literally do a bolus on what I know his blood sugar is and then deliver the insulin and then back to bed.

 

- Joanne Hallsworth

            

 

Hear Joanne describe her experience

We found the Omnipod® System very intuitive, very simple. We can programme something very simply. Archie even does some of the programming by himself now, he finds it simple...

 

- Joanne Hallsworth

            

 

Hannah M


Hannah M
Hannah M Podder™ since 2018

 

What a Swing! We are delighted to announce that Hannah McCook, Scottish Pro-Golfer has become an official ‘Podvocate’. Hannah started playing golf when she was 6 years old, fast-forward to her 20’s and she is touring the world as a professional golfer! Hannah’s top tip for travelling the world and managing T1 diabetes is to ‘be prepared’ - she says a little advance planning for any unexpected lows whilst out on the course can make all the difference. Hannah became a PodderTM in 2018 and loves the tubeless and waterproof1 features of the Omnipod® System – she says the Omnipod® System has helped her Diabetes Management and she loves the simplicity of use that supports her hugely busy life. 

Hannah M is a Sponsored Podvocate

 


The Omnipod® System just made my life easier, I just need to press some buttons to deliver the insulin, rather than wires2 or injections. It makes a difference, especially on the golf course.

 

            

 

Meet Hannah as she shares her journey

It’s definitely important for people to have a choice of pump because everyone’s life style is different, it suits people in a different way. The wireless2 option for what I do, is massive...

 

            

 

Marcus Bosano


Marcus Bosano 1
Marcus Bosano Podder™ since 2019

 

Catch him if you can – Marcus has a talent for marathons and more. Training daily and competing with athletes in challenging events has become integral to the way he successfully manages diabetes he believes. When he’s not out running, Marcus likes to spend time with family and also works as an IT specialist - with Frankie the ‘wonder-dog’ often by his side! Marcus was on Multiple Daily Injections for many years before discovering freedom with the Omnipod® System. Marcus talks about the emotional moment he realised his days of multiple daily injections were over and how he puts the Omnipod® System to the test with extreme sports – your active lifestyle is inspiring Marcus!

 

 


I have run over woods with the Omnipod® System for 13 hours and it was over 13500 feet in elevation. I have also done surfing... in and out of the water1, I really put it to the test.

 

            

 

Watch Marcus' inspiring story here:

What I like with a pump, being a runner, is if I am going for a run I can manage my temporary basal reduction, I can set that off, and it gives me the confidence I need.            

 

            

 

Lucy Logan


Lucy Logan
Lucy Logan Podder™ since 2009

 

Diagnosed at 7 years old with Type 1 diabetes, Lucy became among the first in the UK to experience going tubeless with the Omnipod® System. She said goodbye to 2 years of injections and feels it made such an improvement to her life! Lucy feels the Omnipod® System has eased the worry of Diabetes.

 

 

 


Having a pump that is waterproof1 is so handy and it being wireless2 means I don't need to be so aware of it all the time.                                                                                                                                                                              

            

 

Watch Lucy's story, one of the first Podders™ in the UK

I would definitely recommend pump therapy. I know it’s not for everyone, but it’s made such an improvement to my life.                                                                                                                                            

            

 

KENDRA LEIGHTON


Kendra Leighton
Kendra Leighton Podder™ since 2018

When Kendra is not running around after her toddler, you may find her packing up delicious organic chocolate orders for her confectionary company, or pursuing her creative hobby as a writer – she is a published author of a teen fiction novel too. Kendra is one busy, and multi-talented Mum. Kendra was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 18 in the midst of A levels – as if exams aren’t stressful enough! She started pump therapy in her 30s but had the opportunity to switch from a tubed pump to the Omnipod® System in 2018 and grabbed the chance. Now she finds life is even sweeter with the extra freedom that the Omnipod® System brings.


I’m greater than my highs and lows...

 

Nadja Thuemling


Nadja Thuemling
Nadja Thuemling Podder™ since 2012

 

Nadja was no stranger to Diabetes when she was diagnosed with Type 1 at just 10 years old – her mum had already received the same diagnosis, so she helped her adjust in the early days and her brother was also diagnosed 10 years later, when he was 18. Since then, Nadja turned Diabetes into a positive and is an inspiring ambassador in the community, blogging and sharing her journey. For many years Nadja relied on daily insulin injections as she didn’t like the idea of traditional tubed pumps. Her doctors were unfamiliar with ‘Pod therapy’ too so she didn’t know a tubeless pump was an option. In her 18’s she heard about the Omnipod® System and was excited to try it. Now Nadja feels the Omnipod® System has made her life simpler and given her the confidence to follow her dreams, embracing travel and adventure.

Nadja Thuemling is a Sponsored Podvocate


Have courage and be kind...

 

The happiest Podders™.


The Omnipod® System user testimonials relate to accounts of individuals response to treatment with the Omnipod® System. The accounts are genuine, typical and documented. However, the individuals response does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have when using the Omnipod® System. The response other persons have could be different. Please speak to your diabetes healthcare professional to assess your suitability for the Omnipod® System.


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  1. The Pod has a waterproof IP28 rating for up to 7.6 metres for 60 minutes. This means that the pod can be kept at a depth of 7.6 metres underwater for up to one hour. The PDM is not waterproof.
  2. At start-up, the Pod and Personal Diabetes Manager must be adjacent and touching. During normal operation, the Personal Diabetes Manager must be within 1.5 metres of the Pod.

       * The sample Pod is a needle-free, non-functioning Pod.