Introducing the Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
The Omnipod DASH® Insulin Management System is the first of its kind in Australia. The tubeless, waterproof* Pod device has the capability to deliver insulin nonstop for up to 72 hours before a Pod change is required.
The Omnipod DASH® System allows you to get back to doing what you love without the hassle of tubing, due to its tubeless design. The Pod is a wearable piece of technology that you can place almost anywhere on your body that you would inject insulin. The Omnipod DASH® System consists of two parts, the Pod as described above and the handheld, touchscreen Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) which when kept within 1.5m of the Pod can assist you in wireless delivery.
The PDM can also be programmed to tailor your insulin delivery around you and your day with the capability to set up to 24 programs for the course of the day. The PDM also has the ability to assist in your bolus calculations with the bonus calculator, enabling you to reduce the amount of mealtime maths you have to calculate if you were to be using multiple daily injections (MDI).
One of Australia’s first Podders™ Frank La Torre has said that some of his favourite features is “not feeling chained up” by his device and also enjoyed the discretion that the Pod is able to give, while also removing the cumbersome and sometimes awkward experience of having to manage MDIs daily and out in public.
*The Pod has an IP28 rating for up to 7.6 metres for 60 minutes. The PDM is not waterproof.