IT'S HERE!! Next-Generation OmniPod Insulin Pump Cleared by FDA

Next-Generation OmniPod(R) Insulin Pump Cleared by FDA;
New Tubeless Insulin Pump Is More Than One-Third Smaller and One-Quarter Lighter

DATELINE: BEDFORD, MA; Dec 14, 2012

Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology, today announced that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the next-generation OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System. The new OmniPod insulin pump is more than one-third smaller and one-quarter lighter than the original model, while maintaining the same 200-unit insulin reservoir capacity and easy-to-use features. In addition to the smaller, lighter Pod, the new OmniPod System includes an updated Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) that also features a series of enhancements.
"The OmniPod revolutionized insulin delivery with its tubeless and wireless design when it was introduced in 2005 and today, the next-generation OmniPod raises the bar for insulin pump therapy again," said Duane DeSisto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insulet. "We are thrilled to have received FDA approval and it is my hope that our new Omnipod insulin pump will continue to make living with diabetes easier for our customers across the United States."
"When technology can make diabetes management easier for my patients, they have better clinical outcomes," said Steve Edelman, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego and founder of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization with the goal of teaching and motivating patients in diabetes self-care. "As an OmniPod wearer myself, I love its ease of use and no tubing! Now with its smaller and sleeker design, it will make it even easier for more people to take control of their diabetes."
"Preparations are underway to launch the new OmniPod, including training of healthcare professionals and transitioning the rest of our manufacturing production," said Mr. DeSisto. "We expect that these initiatives will take approximately two to three months to complete and anticipate our first shipments in the U.S. to occur in late Q1 2013. Like the System itself, converting our current OmniPod users to the new system has been designed to be extremely easy as to ensure a seamless transition."
Customers are encouraged to keep informed via http://www.MyOmniPod.com/NewOmniPod where the Company will publish its latest information about the exact timing and availability of the new OmniPod System, including details on how current users will be converted. Additionally, current users will receive direct notification from the Company when the conversion process is commencing.
While performing its launch preparation initiatives, Insulet continues to collaborate closely with healthcare providers and patients so they can enjoy the many benefits of the current OmniPod today.

For more information on the OmniPod insulin pump, please visit: http://www.myomnipod.com.

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Merry Christmas!!! :)

Though, it kinds stinks for me because I just got a new 3 month shipment. :(

Oh well. Glad to see them here finally.

My birthday is in March...so I'm hoping for a birthday present!?
Definitely looking forward to it.

Thanks for posting Erik!

I have 11 boxes of pods in my closet!

Woot! Woot!

Hopefully Canada isn't too far behind!

crossing my fingers that the wait is not long in Canada.

Christmas comes early for us 'Podders!

Absolutely the best Christmas gift, a smaller pod! Cant't wait to finally be able to use the newer version

Wow...Cool picture posted Erik showing the two sizes! I'm hoping this new smaller podd will stay on much better seeing that it uses the same size adhesive but by being smaller and less wieght it should stay put much better...!!!

That is actually a picture of the 1st gen OmniPod in tandem with a Gen4 Dexcom sensor.

Here are some images of the new pod... My Photos

Besides the extended range between the pod and PDM, are any other changes being made to the PDM or is it mainly just the smaller pod?

Check out my other post on improvements... 

New Pod / PDM Features Post

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