Insulin Pump Systems

Another way to deliver insulin is by using an insulin pump. Basal insulin is delivered continuously into a cannula on the body. In addition, when needed for a meal or correction, an insulin pump can be programmed to deliver bolus doses.

Basal rates, measured in units per hour, can be customized to individual needs since there are likely times in a day when more or less insulin is needed. It’s important to know that with standard insulin pump therapy, basal rates don’t automatically change based on glucose values.

Insulin pumps can also suggest and deliver a bolus dose when needed. Equipped with bolus calculators, insulin pumps consider the amount of carbohydrates in grams, the current blood glucose, and personalized settings to calculate a suggested amount.

To learn about automated insulin delivery systems, watch “Omnipod - Automated Insulin Delivery Systems”:

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Training is essential and must be completed before using the Omnipod® 5 System. As part of this process, you will need to meet with your healthcare provider and visit to complete setup and schedule your required training.

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The Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) System is cleared for individuals with type 1 diabetes ages 2 years and older. The Omnipod 5 System is intended for single patient, home use and requires a prescription.

The Omnipod 5 System is compatible with the following U-100 insulins: NovoLog®, Humalog®, and Admelog®.

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