OmniPod News For Our Canadian D-Friends

by Leighann on March 2, 2011

If you didn’t see today’s earlier post, please take a look at Waaaah! It’s a cute, light-hearted post.

This just in…

OmniPod has announced that they will begin distribution to Canada in the following press release:

(All text that follows is quoted.)

********PRESS RELEASE******
Insulet Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Sign Distribution Agreement for the OmniPod Insulin Management System in Canada Insulet’s Tubing-Free Insulin Pump to Be Available Across Canada for the First Time BEDFORD, MA and TORONTO, Mar 02, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) —

Insulet Corporation (“Insulet”) (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubing-free insulin pump technology with its OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System, and GlaxoSmithKline Inc., one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the OmniPod Insulin Management System in Canada.

“We are very pleased to work with a leader like GlaxoSmithKline Inc. to expand access to the OmniPod System to Canadians with diabetes,” said Duane DeSisto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insulet. “The OmniPod’s tubing-free design and ease of use have provided freedom to tens of thousands of people in the United States and abroad. We look forward to the opportunity to positively impact the lives of Canadians with insulin-dependent diabetes.”

“Partnering with Insulet to bring the OmniPod System to Canada directly reflects our mission to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer,” said Paul Lucas, President and CEO, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. “As a patient-focused company with over a decade of experience in diabetes care, we are proud that the availability of this system will so significantly improve the management of diabetes for Canadian patients, their families and caregivers.”

According to the agreement, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. will have exclusive rights to promote, advertise, market, distribute and sell the OmniPod System in Canada. Additional information for Canadian patients and healthcare providers will soon be available at, which is currently scheduled to launch in mid-March 2011.

Disclosure: We use the OmniPod. I was sent this press release, but was not asked to write about it and received no compensation for doing so.

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1 Jamie March 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Really??!! It’s here in Canada?? For some reason, this announcement eluded me! It finally made it through that thick and hazy D-border that exists in part to defend our country from such products (sorry, I should have alerted you to tonge in cheek!). But for goodness sake it’s been 6 years since its release in the U.S. Thank you for letting Canadians (and most notably me) know there’s another choice.


2 Janet July 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Was looking at a US site and they offer a free demo kit . Will the Canadian site do the same?
I would like to try it (without insulin) to see how it works and if it is comfortable


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