The Omnipod 5: Now available at The London Diabetes Centre
The Omnipod 5 is the latest diabetes management system to hit the UK. This new system makes use of cutting-edge technology so you can manage your diabetes with ease.
We’re delighted to announce that the Omnipod 5 is available now at The London Diabetes Centre.
Let’s take a closer look at exactly what the Omnipod 5 can do, how it works and where you can get it from. Discover all you need to know about this innovative diabetes management system with The London Diabetes Centre.
What is the Omnipod 5 system?
The Omnipod 5 is a brand-new system that provides automated insulin delivery using transformative technology. The system itself is tubeless and a hybrid closed-loop system that is integrated with the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system.
One of the great things about the Omnipod 5 is that this system can be used on anyone with type 1 diabetes who is over the age of two. This means that more people can safely manage their or their child’s diabetes with the use of this technology.
What is a hybrid closed-loop system?
Sometimes known as an ‘artificial pancreas’, a hybrid closed-loop system is a system that links up an insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). This system takes glucose readings from the CGM device and uses an algorithm to automatically adjust insulin delivery through the insulin pump — 24 hours a day.
How can the Omnipod 5 help me manage my diabetes?
The Omnipod 5 uses the Dexcom G6 CGM to automatically adjust your insulin delivery based on your needs at the time. It does this in response to the changes in your sensor glucose readings without any manual adjustment. This means that you can go about your daily life without worrying about taking insulin or continuously checking your glucose levels — the Omnipod 5 does it all for you. You will still need to work with your pump to get the best results, though. This means telling the system how many carbs you are eating and when so that it can deliver your mealtime insulin.
The Omnipod 5 is made up of three parts:
- The Pod
- The Controller
- The Dexcom G6 CGM system
The Pod is a small device filled with insulin that you wear directly on your body with an adhesive.
The Controller helps you manage the system while monitoring its operations with wireless Bluetooth technology.
The Dexcom G6 CGM system is another small, wearable device that continuously monitors your glucose levels. The Pod communicates with the Dexcom G6 24 hours a day and automatically adjusts your insulin based on your real-time glucose levels.
These three parts all work harmoniously together to ensure you always get the insulin you need.
What benefits does the Omnipod 5 have?
The Omnipod 5 has many benefits when using it to manage your diabetes.
The benefits of using this new pump are:
- Waterproof device
- Tubeless system
- No daily injections or finger prick tests
- Fully controllable with wireless technology
- Flexible glucose targets to meet your personal needs
- Pay-As-You-Go system so you can decide how long you use it for
- Automatic upload of your glucose and insulin data
Is the Omnipod 5 available in the UK?
The Omnipod 5 has now been launched in the UK as it has received the CE mark in Europe — meaning it meets the required health and safety guidelines for distribution.
It’s not always possible to get the insulin pump you want on the NHS, but we offer all the latest pumps that use innovative technology at The London Diabetes Centre.
Why choose The London Diabetes Centre as your Omnipod 5 supplier?
When it comes to managing your diabetes, you want to make sure you have the very best insulin pump technology to help. At The London Diabetes Centre, we offer a wide range of insulin pumps that include all of the latest models.
We will support you on this journey and be there to answer any questions you may have about the new technology. Our experts will be there to guide you on how to use it as an adult or child and will provide you with unlimited access to diabetes specialist nurses. We make sure to provide thorough training and ongoing support so that you can feel confident using your new pump.
Once you choose The London Diabetes Centre for your Omnipod 5, you will be seen, assessed and started on your new pump within two weeks. We want the process to be easy for you and cause minimal disruption to your diabetes management.
Don’t miss out on this amazing new technology. Choose The London Diabetes Centre for your Omnipod 5 and find out how it can help you manage your type 1 diabetes with ease.
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