Omnipod® 5 Frequently Asked Questions
We have heard from many of you regarding your interest in the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System. We are thrilled at this response and can’t wait to help simplify life with diabetes for you and your loved ones! Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about Omnipod 5.
About Omnipod 5
What is the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System?
What continuous glucose monitoring devices are compatible with the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System?
What phone(s) is the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System compatible with?
What is the age range indicated for the Omnipod® 5 System? Is the Omnipod® 5 System intended for anyone with insulin requiring Diabetes?
Will the upgrade from Omnipod DASH® to Omnipod® 5 System involve a software update or hardware change?
Can I use my Omnipod System PDM and Pods with the Omnipod® 5 System?
Will current Pods work with the new Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System?
Is the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System an Artificial Pancreas?
How does Automated Mode differ from Manual Mode?
What is the difference between Omnipod® 5 System and Omnipod DASH®?
What languages will be available in the Omnipod® 5 System?
Do I still have to change the Omnipod® 5 Pod every three days?
Is the Omnipod® 5 Pod the same size as previous Omnipod® Pods?
What data management system is Omnipod® 5 compatible with?
What accessories are available for Omnipod® 5?
I would like to get a screen protector for Omnipod® 5. What is the brand model for the Controller?
How does the Omnipod® 5 algorithm, [SmartAdjust™ technology] work?
What settings are modifiable when using the Omnipod® 5 System in Automated mode?
How does insulin delivery adapt over time to the individual patients needs?
Is it possible to adjust basal dosing in smaller increments (0.001)?
Do the other systems have a target of 110 mg/dL?
Does Omnipod® 5 give an auto correction bolus?
Is the Omnipod® 5 algorithm the same for all age groups?
Does the Omnipod® 5 algorithm learn with time?
How does the Omnipod® 5 Algorithm compare to the other AID Systems?
Can you adjust settings in Automated Mode: Limited?
Does the Omnipod® 5 System algorithm “remember” dietary routines to adjust/adapt to specific times of day?
Do I still need to administer bolus doses before eating?
Phone Control and Mobile Apps
Can I control the Omnipod® 5 using my personal mobile device?
How do I determine if my phone is compatible with the Omnipod® 5 System?
Is the Omnipod® 5 VIEW App available?
What is the Omnipod DISPLAY® App?
Will the Omnipod® 5 System be compatible with iOS mobile device?
How often will Insulet update the mobile device compatibility guide?
Can I use both the Omnipod 5 Controller and my personal smartphone to control the Omnipod® 5 System?
Is the Omnipod® 5 App secure?
What does it mean when a smartphone is compatible with Omnipod® 5? Is it the operating system and the phone model?
Is there an integrated blood glucose meter with the Omnipod® 5 System?
Will the Ascensia meter from the Omnipod DASH® System work with the Omnipod® 5 System?
Does any meter communicate with the Omnipod® 5 System?
Which Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems can be used with the Omnipod® 5 System?
Can the Omnipod® 5 System be used without a CGM?
What is the Dexcom G6 CGM System?
What are the benefits of the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor?
Can I use the Dexcom G6® receiver instead of the mobile app as part of the Omnipod® 5 System?
When do you anticipate Dexcom G7 to be paired with Omnipod 5?
Availability and Access
Is the Omnipod® 5 System available now? When can I get the Omnipod® 5 System?
What does available through a limited distribution network mean?
How can I get the Omnipod® 5 System? (NEW USERS)
How can I get the Omnipod® 5 System? (CURRENT PHARMACY USERS)
Will Insulet prioritize who can get the Omnipod® 5 System?
If I upgrade to the Omnipod DASH® System, will it prevent me from upgrading to the Omnipod® 5 System when it is available?
Are you discontinuing the existing Omnipod® Insulin Management System?
Will the Omnipod® 5 System be available in Canada and Europe?
Will the Omnipod® 5 System be available through the pharmacy channel?
Can I get Omnipod® 5 directly from Insulet or do I have to contact a pharmacy?
Can I purchase additional Pods directly from Insulet?
How much will the Omnipod® 5 System cost?
Will the Omnipod® 5 System cost more than my existing Omnipod® System?
If a customer currently has coverage for Omnipod DASH® through pharmacy, will they have pharmacy coverage for Omnipod® 5 System?
What does limited distribution network mean?
Which pharmacies will be available to prescribe at initial launch?
Why was the pharmacy channel chosen for the Omnipod® 5 System? Why is it not covered through the medical benefit?