Insulet won FDA clearance for its Omnipod Dash insulin management system. The system relies on a tubeless stick-on insulin pump that can stay hidden and discreet under the skin, controlled wirelessly without even having to lift the bottom of a shirt.
The system comes with a smartphone-like device that interfaces with the pump and keeps track of readings and amount of insulin delivered over time. If used along with the CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucose reader, the system can keep track of sugar levels and help to adjust the delivery of insulin accordingly.
The patient’s doctor and/or family members can be given access to the data coming from the glucometer and insulin pump, helping them to ensure proper usage and compliance, as well as prevent dangerous glucose levels.
“I’m thrilled with the new Omnipod DASH System,” in a published statement said Tessa Mellinger, a college student with Type 1 diabetes who was part of the DASH user testing and development. “The PDM display is easy to read, the steps to managing basal rates are user friendly, and the food library is really helpful. The fact that it looks like a smartphone makes it cool to carry and may help eliminate those awkward questions from strangers.”