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BREAKING NEWS: Smaller OmniPods approved by FDA!

From Insulet

"The new OmniPod System, comprised of a smaller Pod and an updated PDM, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means Insulet can begin manufacturing and selling the new OmniPod in the U.S. 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."

more from Insulet here

Insulet's investor statement is here


More statements of interest from Insulet/OmniPod

"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..."

"If you are currently an OmniPod wearer, you don't have to do anything right now. We will reach out to you when it's time for you to convert to the new OmniPod and give you all the information you'll need. Converting to the new OmniPod will be EASY! And you can be confident that we'll give you plenty of notice before your new OmniPod is shipped."


Well, it took wayyyyy longer then any of use could have predicted or hoped but all of that is behind us now! Whose excited?!?! I for one can not wait to tell Arden, she is going to be so happy. 

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Reader Comments (3)

Well they said for a while by the end of the year, right? They certainly cut it close! I am so very excited about this!! I was feeling a bit like I needed a pod break due to real estate issues so this comes at a great time. I'm happy not only about the size difference but more so the weight of it being lighter too. Fantastic!!
And boy you're quick getting this post out - did you have it saved in draft version? ;)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacey D.

I will have new images soon on Arden's Day of the (just cleared by the FDA) New/Smaller OmniPod. Stay tuned… #ExcitingDay #Diabetes

December 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

Stacey, Something PWD may not consider about the new pods that is going to be very exciting to parents of CWD... It has a much longer signal range from the PDM to the pod. You (a PWD) are always holding the PDM when you bolus so it wouldn't ever occur to you, but the current signal limit is an impediment in more then one way for the D-Moms and Dads and their children. I'll be writing about that in the near future, I think you'll find my thoughts on why interesting.

What a great day for all of us!!!!

December 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

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