Multiple Daily Insulin Injections (MDI)

One way to deliver basal and bolus insulin is with pens or syringes and vials. Since injections are required several times a day, this is called multiple daily insulin injection therapy or MDI for short. MDI therapy typically includes a long-acting insulin to address basal needs and a rapid-acting insulin to address bolus needs.

Basal insulin is a constant supply of insulin that is meant to cover the body's baseline need for insulin, even during times of fasting.

Along with basal insulin, bolus doses are needed to keep your blood glucose within target, particularly after eating meals. A bolus dose is an additional dose of insulin delivered for meals (also known as a meal bolus) and/or delivered to bring down high blood glucose values (also known as a correction bolus).

For more information on basal insulin and bolus doses watch “Omnipod - Basal & Bolus Therapy”:

Watch the video to learn more about MDI therapy.

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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