What is Pod Therapy?
Omnipod® combines a tubeless, wearable pump (the Pod) with the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) that enables users to easily set and adjust their basal and bolus insulin delivery. Whether your patient is newly diagnosed with diabetes, currently receives daily insulin injections, or is considering a switch from another insulin pump, an Omnipod® System may be the right insulin management option.
The Pod is a compact, waterproof* device that can be worn virtually anywhere that insulin would be injected. Its durable exterior shell houses a built-in 200-unit insulin reservoir, angled infusion set, power supply, and delivery mechanism. Unlike traditional insulin pumps with tubing, the Pod can be worn discreetly under clothing with insulin delivery control managed separately on the Personal Diabetes Manager.
No multiple daily injections, no pens.
One small Pod provides up to three days (72 hours) of continuous insulin delivery. And it could be the perfect alternative for your MDI patients.
One Pod Replaces the Need For Up to 14 Daily Injections
Approx. 14 syringe/pen injections1
1. Chiang et al. Type 1 Diabetes Through the Life Span: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2014:37:2034–2054.
Consider the advantages of Omnipod® for all of your patients requiring insulin
No need to worry about tubes getting tangled or pulled, no need to disconnect for exercise, and no need to make clothing choices to accommodate pumps
No need to disconnect for swimming or bathing for up to 3 days (72 hours) of continuous insulin delivery
*The Pod has an IP28 rating for up to 7.6 metres (25 feet) for 60 minutes. The Personal Diabetes Manager is not waterproof.
Automatic Cannula Insertion
Patients can initiate therapy without touching or seeing an insertion needle—the small, flexible cannula inserts automatically with the push of a button
Flexible & Personalized
Intuitively simple technology with precise insulin delivery based on the set and variable rates that users program into the Personal Diabetes Manager
Simplify At All Stages
Simplify getting started:
- Simple to train with comprehensive support personalized to patient need, available online or in person
- Familiar smartphone-like technology is easy to use, meaning more time to focus on the patient versus the device
Simplify Insulin Delivery
- Tubeless waterproof* Pod provides continuous insulin delivery for up to 3 days (72 hours)
- No need for patients to touch or see the insertion needle with auto-cannula insertion feature
- Suitable for all insulin requiring patients in your practice†
- Provides the freedom to dose easily and discreetly
†The Pod holds up to 200 units of U-100 rapid-acting insulin.
Simplify diabetes management:
Seamless access to your patient’s data with Glooko® data management system
Available Omnipod® Products
There are two Omnipod® systems currently available in Canada. Use the table below to evaluate which is right for your patients.
Coverage of Omnipod® products may vary.
Product Comparison Chart
Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System
Omnipod® Insulin Management System
Scroll side to side for full chart.
|POD||Omnipod DASH®||Original Omnipod® System|
|Automatic Cannula Insertion||Yes||Yes|
*The Pod has an IP28 rating for up to 7.6 metres (25 feet) for 60 minutes.
|PDM||Omnipod DASH®||Original Omnipod® System|
|Pod Site Tracker||Yes||No|
|Languages||Multiple||ENG and FRE|
|Insulin Delivery||Omnipod DASH®||Original Omnipod® System|
|Basal Increments||0.05 u/hr||0.05 u/hr|
|Insulin-to-Carb Ratio||0.1 g/units of insulin||1 g/unit of insulin|
|Basal Programs / Temp Basal Presets||12 / 12||7 / 7|
For full product details, see the Product Comparison Chart.
Learn more about the Omnipod DASH®:
User guides with complete instructions that cover every aspect of Pod usage and PDM functionality are available with our Podder® Resources
How to Prescribe the Omnipod® System
It’s simple to get your patients started and the Omnipod® Customer Care Team is available to help every step of the way. They are available 24/7 to answer any questions that you or your patients may have by calling 1-855-POD-INFO (1-855-763-4636).