By Patty Scalzo
The Omnipod DASH insulin pump has become a popular device when managing insulin in people with diabetes. When working with your patients, it’s important to understand how the device works, coverage options and why someone might be a good candidate.
The Omnipod DASH underwent an extensive user research design approach, and that user research was incorporated into the product design. Popular additions include an auto-cannula insertion, allowing therapy initiation without having to touch or see an insertion needle.
A few things to consider when recommending this device to clients includes user comfort with technology and their ability to engage with the device. The Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) for the Omnipod DASH uses Bluetooth communication to connect with your phone. A touch screen provides an easier interface and has a pod site tracker. It also contains a Calorie King food library when searching for nutrition information.
Data from the Omnipod DASH is automatically uploaded to the Cloud through Insulet provided by Glooko. This makes the device appropriate for anyone who might have low technology literacy. The Omnipod Dash is also available in Spanish.
Medicare Part D guidance classifies the Omnipod DASH as a pharmacy product so your patient can get everything from the pharmacy and not need to use a supplier.
Learn more about the Omnipod Dash in a free on-demand device training from danatech.org. Dr. Diana Isaacs presents two interesting case studies that walk through candidate selection, starting program and outcomes analysis.
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Device Trainings with danatech
Did you know that ADCES offers comprehensive device trainings at danatech.org? Be on the lookout for future comprehensive device trainings. Trainings are available live with a Q&A session. Sessions are available on-demand in danatech so you can view them as many times as you want to. These device trainings will help you develop a deeper understanding of the devices and will help prepare you to support people with diabetes who currently utilize or will start on the device in a face-to-face or telehealth setting. Upon completion, you will receive a digital badge to demonstrate your knowledge with each device and to share out on all of your favorite social media platforms.
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