System Components

The Omnipod® 5 System has three main parts:

  1. The Omnipod® 5 App on either the provided Controller, or on a compatible smartphone*
  2. The Omnipod 5 Pod
  3. A compatible glucose Sensor* 
     (Sold separately and requires a separate prescription from your healthcare provider)

The Omnipod 5 App is used to control and monitor the Pod’s operations. After entering your prescribed initial insulin settings, you'll use the App to view your data and notifications, send insulin delivery commands and activate and deactivate your Pods. The Omnipod 5 App does not need to be near the Pod for the system to deliver your basal program in Manual Mode, nor to deliver automated basal in Automated Mode.

The Omnipod 5 Pods are equipped with SmartAdjust™ technology that can receive sensor glucose values and use those values to automate insulin delivery. The Pod is wearable, lightweight, holds up to 200 units of insulin, and is waterproof**. Its tubeless design allows for convenient, discreet wear on multiple sites on the body.

To use the system in Automated Mode, an active, compatible Sensor is needed. Review training resources and options for your Sensor. If using the System with a Dexcom Sensor, note that the Omnipod 5 System is only compatible with the Dexcom G6 or Dexcom G7 Mobile app. You cannot use a Dexcom receiver with the Omnipod 5 System. If you have the Dexcom receiver on, you must turn it off and use the Dexcom app.

Once you have the entire system set up, each device communicates via Bluetooth-wireless technology.
The Pod receives sensor glucose values and trends from the connected Sensor. The Omnipod 5 App receives sensor glucose values and trends from the Pod.

Always check that your Pod and Sensor are compatible by checking the Pod box and tray lid for information about Sensor compatibility.

Watch the video to learn more about the Omnipod 5 System components.

*For a list of compatible smartphone devices visit
**The Pod has an IP28 rating for up to 25 feet for 60 minutes. The Controller is not waterproof. The Dexcom G6 sensor and transmitter are water-resistant and may be submerged under eight feet of water for up to 24 hours without failure when properly installed. The Dexcom G7 sensor is waterproof and may be submerged under eight feet of water for up to 24 hours without failure when properly installed.

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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Omnipod 5 Pro Tip Series: 

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®.

For complete safety information including indications, contraindications, warnings, cautions, and instructions visit Consult your healthcare provider before starting on Omnipod. U.S. only.