The latest clinical trial results for the Omnipod 5 show the automated insulin delivery (AID) system can significantly increase Time in Range (TIR) and reduce the stress around managing diabetes, reports diaTribe.
Omnipod 5 is a new automated insulin delivery (AID) system that integrates the Omnipod patch pump with the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor. The smart algorithm built into the patch pump links these devices and can be controlled directly from the smartphone app, unlike the previous version. This new device can predict changes in glucose levels and then automatically adjust the users’ insulin doses. The app will only be available for Android users initially, but an iPhone version is in production.
Dr Trang Ly, one of the study’s researchers and the senior vice president and medical director at Insulet, which makes the Omnipod, explains, “Improvements in HbA1c, Time in Range, and hypoglycaemia reduction were all observed over 12 months while using Omnipod 5.”