How the Omnipod DASH® System may help improve glycaemic control1,2

Meeting recommended targets and day-to-day insulin management is a burden that many people living with T1D know all too well. Consisting of a lightweight*, smartphone-like Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) and wearable Pod3, the Omnipod DASH® System has been associated with a reduction in acute complications4, and may also lead to a perceived increase in Quality of Life5.1,2

* Pod size: W 3.9 cm x H 5.2 cm x D 1.45 cm

The majority of people with T1D do not meet their HbA1c targets6

[69% of adults7 and 90% of children8,9 are not meeting recommended targets [NICE](48 mmol/mol(6.5%)].

Insufficient glycaemic control is associated with an increased risk of future complications.10,11,12

Can simplifying your patients' insulin management help them with their diabetes?

The Omnipod® System was associated with improved glycaemic control in adults with T1D1,2,12

As assessed by the shift from higher to lower HbA1C (p=0.006).

Mean HbA1c level was significantly lower after 3, 6 and 12 months post-Omnipod® therapy, following transition from previous treatment.1

Significant improvement in HbA1c in adults with T1D, most notably in those with HbA1c ≥9.0% and those previously treated with MDI or tubed pump.1

Study description

HbA1c alone does not provide a measure of glycaemic variability or hypoglycaemia13

Even for those people living with T1D who do meet their target HbA1c, their Time in Range (TIR)* may fluctuate below and above glucose range, increasing their risk of complications and reducing their Quality of Life.14,15 Could prescribing CSII help with improvements with TIR*?

* TIR 70-180 mg/dL

The Omnipod® System combined with a glucose sensor* improved TIR versus multiple daily injections (MDI)+CGM results in adults with T1D15

In a randomised controlled trial, the Omnipod® System improved TIR by an average daily proportion of 6% more than MDI without any occurrences of severe hypoglycaemia (adjusted mean difference favours CSII over MDI (95%) CI, 17-149 [p=0.01]).

* In combination with continuous glucose monito (CGM)
† TIR 70-180 mg/dL
‡ Baseline refers to time of randomisation for this trial; pooled follow-up combines all data collected in follow-up excluding the first 4 weeks for all participant randomly assigned, and excludes one participant in the CGM plus CSII group and two in the CGM plus MDI group with less than 72 h of follow-up data (none of whom completed the study).

The reduction in hyperglycaemia with the Omnipod® System was associated with a significant increase in CGM-measured time in hypoglycaemia compared with patients on MDI.15

  • Median change in TDD = -0.18 u/kg in Omnipod® System+CGM group vs. +0.01 u/kg in MDI +CGM group; p-value <0.0001
  • Severe hypoglycaemia was reported in one MDI+CGM participant; diabetic ketoacidosis and severe hyperglycaemia occurred in one participant each in the Omnipod® System+CGM group
  • Increase in CGM-measured hypoglycaemia (p=0.0001 for <70 mg/dL [<3.9 mmol/L], p=0.0002 for <60 mg dL [<3.3 mmol/L], p=0·0009 for <50 mg/dL [<2.8 mmol/L], p=0.0002 for the area over the curve for 70 mg/dL [3.9 mmol/L])

Omnipod® improved TIR for patients previously on MDI15 and supported increased TIR without risk of severe hypoglycaemia.15



Study description

See the Omnipod® System data

Apart from being associated with an improvement in glycaemic control, the Omnipod® System has also been associated with a reduction in acute complications4 for patients, and a perceived increase in Quality of Life.5

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At Insulet, our aim is to keep on improving the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes. With this in mind we aim to generate real-world data to provide further evidence on the efficacy of Pod Therapy. If you want to know more about our current trials and development pipeline do not hesitate to contact our Medical Affairs team at [email protected]

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