OmniPod is currently the only pump without tubing. It has two pieces – a pod and the Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM). The pod is small patch-like device that contains the insulin and it’s disposable. It is fairly flat, easy to insert, and can be worn for 3 days. It’s also waterproof, so it can be worn while showering or swimming. The PDM serves as a glucose meter and a wireless transmitter to control the functions of the pod. The pod delivers basal insulin continuously, but it will not deliver insulin to cover food or for corrections if the PDM is not nearby.
The Omnipod DASH system is a waterproof Pod along with the simple to use touch-screen, bluetooth-enabled Personal Diabetes Management (PDM). It is fairly flat, easy to insert, and can be worn for 3 days. The PDM looks like a typical smartphone and includes a blood glucose monitor, but is not waterproof. The PDM conveniently communicates with the Pod to allow the user to adjust doses and to receive insulin management information for review and sharing.
Reviewed by Anastasia Albanese O’Neill, PhD, 7/15/19
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