What is the Omnipod® Insulin Management System?
The two-part Omnipod® System is a tubeless, waterproof1 insulin pump that may help simplify the management of your insulin-dependent diabetes.
The Omnipod® System’s innovative design helps you to live your life, and manage your diabetes, with freedom, comfort, and convenience. The small, waterproof1 Pod and the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager communicate wirelessly2 to deliver continuous insulin based on your personal settings.
Customisable insulin delivery settings to give you what you need, when you need it.
Insulin pumps work by continuously delivering insulin at set and variable rates, mimicking the insulin release of a healthy pancreas. The Omnipod® System delivers insulin in two ways:
- Basal rate: A small, constant supply of insulin is delivered automatically at a personalized, preset rate around the clock.
- Bolus: Additional doses of insulin can be delivered when you need them, either around mealtime or to correct high blood glucose.
How does the Omnipod® System work?
The Pod is a small device that you fill with insulin and wear directly on your body.
Its durable, waterproof1 exterior shell houses a built-in 200-unit insulin reservoir, angled infusion set, automatic inserter, delivery mechanism and power supply. An adhesive helps the Pod stay put anywhere you’d normally give yourself an injection for up to 3 days3 of nonstop insulin delivery.
The Pod includes a small, flexible cannula that inserts automatically with the push of a button.
It delivers precise, personalised doses of insulin into your body based on the set and variable rates that you programme into its wireless2 companion, the Personal Diabetes Manager.
The Pod communicates wirelessly2 with the Personal Diabetes Manager to programme insulin delivery.
The tubeless Pod can be worn comfortably and discreetly under your clothes while carrying the PDM separately in a backpack or purse2.
The Personal Diabetes Manager
The handheld Personal Diabetes Manager wirelessly2 manages your insulin delivery based on your settings that you programme.
You can wear the Pod comfortably and discreetly under your clothes while carrying the Personal Diabetes Manager separately in a backpack or purse. The Personal Diabetes Manager needs to be within 1.5 metres of the Pod to deliver a bolus, but does not need to be kept in proximity for basal insulin delivery after activation.
The Personal Diabetes Manager has a built-in FreeStyle blood glucose (BG) meter.
You can use the built-in FreeStyle blood glucose meter to check your blood glucose levels as often as needed.
The information from your Personal Diabetes Manager can be uploaded directly to Insulet Provided diasend®.
Accessible both online, diasend® stores your blood glucose, insulin and carb data, as well as information from your BG meter, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and fitness tracker. Glooko's diasend® clear reports and charts give you the information to make better decisions about your insulin management.
How can I find out more about the Omnipod® System?
We are delighted to have NordicInfu Care as our distributor in Sweden. Please contact NordicInfu Care directly to learn how to get started on the Omnipod® System in Sweden.
Gustavslundsvägen 12, 3 tr, 167 51 Bromma
Phone: +46 (0) 8 601 24 40
- The Pod has a waterproof IPX8 rating for up to 7.6 metres for 60 minutes. The Personal Diabetes Manager is not waterproof.
- Communication range between PDM and POD = Must be adjacent and touching at start-up; within 1.5 metres [5 feet] during normal operation.
- Up to 72 hours of insulin delivery.