Insulin management for Children with Diabetes
Hearing a diagnosis of juvenile diabetes can be a stressful time for everyone in the family. As a caregiver, you want to choose an insulin delivery method that both addresses your child’s evolving health needs, while also granting him or her the freedom to be a normal child.
The Omnipod® Insulin Management System was created for this very reason – to manage diabetes with as few disruptions to daily life as possible. Ranked a market-leading insulin pump for children in the U.S.1, the tubeless Omnipod® System is easy to use and allows caregivers and older kids to deliver and monitor insulin wirelessly*.
Please note that only your child's diabetes healthcare professional can assess their suitability for the Omnipod® Insulin Management System.
A Tubeless Insulin Pump System with a Waterproof Pod
The Omnipod DASH® System includes a tubeless, waterproof† Pod that your child can wear wherever he or she would be given an insulin injection. It’s the preferred paediatric insulin pump1 because our Pod system is available for diabetes patients of all ages, it's tubeless, easy to activate and use, small enough to be worn discreetly under clothes and it's waterproof†.
- available for paediatric diabetes patients of all ages, including infants (subject to confirmation of suitability by your child's diabetes healthcare professional)
- tubeless, so it won’t get caught in the climbing frame, and you can even dose your child wirelessly* at night without having to get them out of bed
- easy to activate and use, with automatic cannula insertion and no visible needles
- small enough to be worn discreetly under clothes
- waterproof†, allowing for bathing and water sports without disconnecting
How Our Wearable Insulin Delivery System Works
Insulin pumps are an alternative treatment to daily insulin injections by delivering small doses of insulin to your child’s body steadily throughout the day. The Omnipod DASH® System is simple, with just two primary parts:
A small, adhesive-backed disposable device applied to the arm, back, stomach, leg and other areas where it can be easily worn under clothing. The Pod’s small, flexible cannula inserts automatically into your child's skin with the push of a button. It delivers precise doses of insulin based on the instructions you programme into the Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM).
The Personal Diabetes Manager
A hand-held device that puts insulin delivery control at your fingertips. There’s no need to keep the Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) with your child at all times – once you activate the Pod, it only needs to be within 1.5 metres of the Pod to deliver a meal time bolus*. It helps simplify diabetes management with individualised insulin settings.
The Omnipod DASH® System was deemed a market-leading pump for children in the U.S
Omnipod DASH® System users and their families experience the benefits of our tubeless insulin delivery system every day1. They call themselves ‘Podders™’, and here’s what some of them have to say about our insulin management system:
The Omnipod DASH® System lets children be children.
The Pod is easy to apply and insertion is quick and virtually painless.
Easy-to-use technology helps simplify blood glucose level management
*Upon initial set-up, the Pod and PDM must be adjacent and touching. For normal operations, the Pod must be within 1.5 metres of the PDM.
†The Pod has a waterproof IP28 rating for up to 7.6 metres for 60 minutes. The PDM is not waterproof.
‡The sample Pod includes a non-functioning, needle-free Pod for wear only.
§Up to 72 hours of continuous insulin delivery.