Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager

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Ben Smith is an Omnipod® Ambassador

and has had a commercial relationship

with Insulet within the last 12 months

This account relates to an individual's

response to treatment or experience

with Insulet's products, and only a

Healthcare Professional should advise or

be consulted about which products are

suitable for a specific individual.

'revelation'. He says, "I hadn't thought I

would qualify to get a pump at the time,

but the tech is certainly fit for purpose for

someone whose lifestyle means flexibility

is required, some days you're working,

versus days you're training. Activity levels

as well as eating habits differ widely in

both cases."

Move on four years and it was pump

upgrade time. "I'm pleased to enjoy

a good relationship with the team at

Kings and was excited by the choice of

technology at the point of my four-year

upgrade. I looked around at the pump

options and really felt that the tubeless

option would be far better for my sporting

endeavours. I asked to do a trial with

the Omnipod® System and loved it.

There is no option for integrated CGM

with the Omnipod® System, but for me

the improvement to my overall quality of

life was massive. It was just much more

normal than having to sort out tubing. I'd

loved the transition to an insulin pump but

going tubeless was even more liberating.

One unexpected upside was that taking

holidays was much easier as I was

needed to transport fewer bits."

First person

In December 2019 Smith was given the

opportunity to trial an Omnipod DASH™

Insulin Management System, the first

person in the UK to do so (and either the

first or second person in Europe).

At the point of this interview in

February 2020, Smith was wearing his

Omnipod DASH™ Insulin Management

System, so I asked, how is the Omnipod

DASH™ System different? "Clinically it

is no different from the previous pump,"

Smith says, "The new Omnipod DASH™

Personal Diabetes Manger (PDM) is

lighter and slimmer than the previous

version. The Omnipod DASH™ PDM

uses Bluetooth® to communicate to the

Pod, the screen functionality is also more

intuitive to use too. It has a touchscreen

interface, whereas the old one was

physical buttons. It is simply much nicer

to use. I upload my data from diasend®

so my healthcare professionals can gain

access and have oversight. The Omnipod

DASH™ System is so simple to use. You

just dial in your dose, simply press a

button, there is a beep and you're done.

I was motivated to get these new tools to

be the best they could possibly be. Even

little things can make a huge difference to

your quality of life."

I'm literally

powered by a

battery!

- Ben Smith

"

Ben Smith working

out in lockdown at

home, Omnipod®

in full view.

The Omnipod DASH™ Personal

Diabetes Manager (PDM) and a Pod.

Index

  1. Free online Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  3. ng diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  6. JDRF, Karen Addington, Teresa May, type 1 diabetes
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  9. diabetes and coronavirus and Covid-19
  10. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  12. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  13. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  14. food news for people with diabetes
  15. Sweet Freedom, food news for people with diabetes
  16. desang diabetes magazine
  17. Abbott FreeStyle Libre, DTN diabetes technology network
  18. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  19. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
  20. BD and Me, Dexcom
  21. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  22. Medtrum TouchCare, Shacey Petrovic Insulet Corportation, Owen Mumford
  23. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  24. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  25. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  26. Air Liquide Healthcare UK Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Basal IQ
  27. Roche Diabetes Care UK, Roche mySugr, Accu-Chek Combo, Accu-Chek Insight, Conn O'Neill
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  38. ISO 15197, MARD for CGM, Desang magazine reader survey
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