What Is Insulin Pod Therapy?

Pod Therapy, like pump therapy, offers the benefit of providing continuous insulin delivery, and does so through a tubeless Pod.

Want to know more? Let’s take a look…

What Is Insulin Pod Therapy?

Pod Therapy is found with Omnipod®.

The Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System is a patch pump, meaning no multiple daily injections and no tubes.

The wearable, waterproof* Pod includes a small, flexible cannula that inserts automatically with the push of a button. The Pod delivers personalised doses of insulin into your body based on the set and variable rates that you program into a handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM).

*The Pod has a waterproof IP28 rating for up to 7.6 metres for 60 minutes. The PDM is not waterproof.

How does Pod Therapy work?

Rather than multiple daily injections, or a traditional tubed insulin pump, Pod Therapy delivers insulin via a discreet, wearable Pod.
You can place the Pod almost anywhere you would inject insulin and wear it for up to three days (72 hours) of continuous insulin delivery. 

The insulin delivery is wirelessly§ programmed from a separate device called a Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM), a bit like a remote control.

§ At start-up, the Pod and Personal Diabetes Manager must be adjacent and touching. During normal operation, the Personal Diabetes Manager must be within 1.5 metres (5 feet) of the Pod.
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There are just two parts to Pod Therapy with Omnipod DASH®. We like to keep things simple.

The Pod

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The Pod is a small, tubeless, wearable and waterproof† device that you fill with insulin** and wear directly on your body, with an adhesive.

The Pod communicates wirelessly§ with the Omnipod DASH® PDM to schedule insulin delivery.

The Pod delivers insulin via a small, flexible cannula that inserts automatically with the push of a button on the PDM, meaning you never have to see the needle.

Is it easy to apply the Pod?

In a word… yes! Just three simple steps and you’re set for up to three days (72 hours) of continuous insulin delivery.

Step 1. Fill the Pod.

The Pod automatically primes itself and performs a series of safety checks to prepare for insulin delivery.

Step 2. Apply the Pod.

Place your Pod almost anywhere you would give yourself an injection.

Step 3. Press Start.

The cannula inserts automatically and insulin delivery begins at the touch of a button.

The Omnipod DASH® PDM

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You’re in control with different PDM features.

  • You can set a Zero Basal Rate if you require low insulin delivery.
  • You can set Fractional Insulin to Carb Ratios (0.1g/U) if you are insulin sensitive. 
  • The Pod Site Tracker tracks your Pod site locations, helping with site rotation.
  • You can set various presets on the Omnipod® PDM to establish favourites, tag your activities and personalise insulin delivery based on your daily routine.

Key Benefits of Pod Therapy

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Feel the freedom from being tubeless.

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Small enough to be worn under your favourite outfit!

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Less mealtime maths.

Less work to figure out bolus doses with the PDM's built-in Bolus Calculator-perfect for dinner with friends!

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Wear the pod fuss-free in the shower or pool - and even on your beach holiday.

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No multiple daily injections

Each tubeless Pod delivers up to 3 days (72 hours) of continuous insulin, replacing the need for multiple daily insulin injections.

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Easy to use.

Each Pod is easy to apply and insertion is quick and virtually painless.

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Quickly and remotely** make adjustments to your insulin dose via your Omnipod® Personal Diabetes Management (PDM).

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Technology that looks the part.

The wireless Omnipod® PDM looks like a smartphone and fits into your pocket, purse or backpack.

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Fine tune insulin delivery.

Deliver personalised insulin accurately wherever you are, with doses in 0.05 unit increments.

Next up...

If, with the help of your healthcare team, you have decided on the Omnipod system, here are some helpful tips before you get started.

**Important Safety Information: The Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System is intended for subcutaneous delivery of insulin at set and variable rates for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons requiring insulin. The Omnipod DASH® System has been tested and found to be safe for use with the following U-100 insulin: Novolog® (insulin aspart), Fiasp® (insulin aspart), Humalog® (insulin lispro), Admelog® (insulin lispro), or Apidra® (insulin glulisine), Refer to the Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System User Guide for complete safety information including indications, contraindications, warnings, cautions, and instructions.

Consult your Healthcare Provider before making any therapy changes or to discuss if this product is right for you.