Have you seen the slides from the Insulet Corporation’s Investors Meeting from 01/10/10? It looks like there are some exciting changes on the horizon for OmniPod users.
When we were researching pumps, we heard rumors from pump trainers that the pods were going to be reduced in size by one-third. The rumor was that they would roll out at the end of 2009 and would automatically be filled with orders. Needless to say it’s already 2010. But seeing this slide makes me excited. It does look quite small! Great for these little kiddos. (I don’t think they are too huge now, then again, I’m not the one wearing it!)
And remember that “late 2010” is sooner than we think if their fiscal year begins in July.
When we were researching pumps we weren’t that concerned about CGM integration yet. The fact that with any of the pumps and CGM’s you need two insertion sites, it didn’t sway us away from OmniPod or to another type of pump. We figured we would look into CGM’s at a later date.
This slide shows that you can carry one device (the PDM) to control the pump, the CGM, and use as a glucose meter.
What I am unsure of from the slide is whether there will be a separate insertion site. If both the pump and CGM insertion occur within a single pod, I would definitely consider it.
I think it is great when I can point to someone in the media and tell my daughter that the person is also diabetic and even wears the same pump.
A great benefit is that I am sure Olympic media coverage will discuss that he is diabetic, hopefully putting forward not only a very positive image, but also giving the real facts about being Type 1.
Last, but not least, look who turned up as a model for living a great life with the OmniPod. That’s right; it’s Caleb!
If you want to see all the presentation slides, click here to download the PDF: InsuletCorpInvestorPresentation11010