Resource Guides for Podders™

The following resource guides may help you to understand how to use your Omnipod® Insulin Management System. Please note that these resources are intended to be used along with your diabetes management plan and input from your healthcare provider.

Omnipod® Patient Resource Guide

Omnipod® Podder™ Resource Guide

In addition to introducing you to the Omnipod® System, the Podder™ Resource Guide provides clear and concise instructions to help you take full advantage of the advanced features of your Pod and Personal Diabetes Manager.

  • How to Change and Activate the Pod
  • How to Deliver a Bolus
  • Omnipod Advanced Features: bolus, basal, and presets
  • Manage hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
  • Manage sick days
  • Understand reminders, alerts, and alarms
  • Learn more about your Personal Diabetes Manager

 View the Podder™ Resource Guide

 Download a PDF of the Podder™ Resource Guide

Omnipod® System User Guide

Omnipod® System User Guide

The Omnipod® System User Guide provides complete instructions that cover every aspect of Pod usage and Personal Diabetes Manager functionality.

 Download the User Guide in English.

 Download the User Guide in Spanish.

Quick Start Guide and Pod Placement

Quick Start Guide and Pod Placement

Looking for clear, concise instructions to help you get started? Our Quick Start Guide and Pod Placement Guide are designed to get new Podders™ up to speed so that you can start enjoying the benefits of the Omnipod® System as quickly as possible.

 Pod Placement

 Quick Start Guide

Guide for Podder™ Kids and their Caregivers

Guide for Podder™ Kids and their Caregivers

The Omnipod® System is the #1 preferred Pediatric Insulin Pump*, ideal for use by kids of all ages. The following guide helps you and anyone else who cares for your child navigate the Omnipod® System.

 Caregiver Guide

 Download a PDF of the Caregiver Guide

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Pod UniversityTM

Pod UniversityTM (Pod U) is an educational series that supports short teaching sessions between Healthcare providers and patients. Each focused topic is covered on a double-sided page. The first in the series, Pod U 101 starts at the beginning of the patient journey with basic diabetes topics. Future Pod U releases will accommodate the more advanced needs of the patient.

 Blood Glucose 101

 Insulin & Lifestyle 101

 Insulin Therapy 101

 Nutrition 101

 Preparing for Pump Therapy 101

SmartSitters Resource Guide

SmartSitters Resource Guide

Our Sitter Resource Guide helps parents to explain critical diabetes management tasks to those caring for their child while they’re away for a short period of time. It also provides emergency contact information, as well as suggestions for finding a babysitter who also has Type 1 Diabetes.

 Sitter Resource Guide

 Download a PDF of the Sitter Resource Guide

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Additional Resource Guides and Frequently Asked Questions

These additional guides will address other questions that you may have while using the Omnipod® System.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Carb Counting Guide


*According to dQ&A Q3 2016 Patient Panel Survey. Share of parents of children with type 1 diabetes on an insulin pump who had chosen the Omnipod® System was higher than for other pumps. Statistical significance of results calculated at the 95% level.

The Pod has an IPX8 rating for up to 25 feet for 60 minutes.  The Personal Diabetes Manager is not waterproof.