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This article was medically reviewed by Amanda Ciprich, MS, RD. Last updated on 12/12/23.
Omnipod GO is a wearable basal-only insulin delivery device designed for people with type 2 diabetes ages 18 or older. This new device is a standalone, wearable insulin delivery system that provides a continuous rate of rapid-acting insulin, making it an alternative for people who require basal-only insulin and may not want to administer daily injections. Continuing reading to learn more about Omnipod Go.
What is Omnipod GO?
Individuals with type 2 diabetes have had limited choices when it comes to insulin pumps. Typically, they could opt for daily injections or use insulin pumps with tubes. The introduction of Omnipod Go marks a significant milestone, as it becomes the first tubeless insulin pump approved for people with type 2 diabetes. This innovation expands the range of options and flexibility available for insulin therapy in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Omnipod GO is designed for continuous, fixed-rate insulin administration, or basal insulin over a span of 72 hours. The Pod can be configured to accommodate up to seven distinct daily basal rates, spanning from 10 to 40 units per day. It is important to note that Omnipod GO is exclusively approved for providing basal insulin and does not support bolusing for mealtime insulin or corrections. Additionally, it lacks integration with any continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMs).
Who can use Omnipod GO?
Omnipod Go was developed specifically for people with type 2 diabetes who require basal-only insulin. If users with type 2 diabetes begin insulin therapy on Omnipod GO, but need to transition to more intensive insulin therapy through mealtime bolusing, they may experience a smoother transition to other insulin pump therapy such as Omnipod Dash or Omnipod 5.
Omnipod GO is not approved for individuals with type 1 diabetes.
Which insulins can you use with Omnipod GO?
Omnipod GO can be used with the following U-100 insulins:
How do I get Omnipod GO?
Currently, Omnipod GO is available in select regions, with plans for a full roll out scheduled for 2024. If Omnipod GO is not available in your area, you have the option to register your interest on the Omnipod GO website. This way you will be alerted as soon as it becomes available in your area.
How much will Omnipod Go cost?
Omnipod GO cost will depend on your specific insurance coverage and plan. Contact your insurance provider to review your insurance benefits to have an idea of any associated out of pocket costs.
Omnipod offers a copay card for commercially insured participants who meet the eligibility criteria may pay as little as a $25 copay per month for their Omnipod GO monthly out-of-pocket costs. Visit www.omnipod.com/go for more details and elibigility.
About Amanda Ciprich, MS, RD
Amanda Ciprich, a registered dietitian with a specialization in type 1 diabetes, was diagnosed with T1D herself at the age of 18. With her expertise and personal experience, she has authored two books, including "The Caregiver's Guide to Diabetes: Practical Advice for Caring for Your Loved One." As the founder of T1D Nutritionist, a virtual insurance-based private practice, Amanda provides counseling and guidance to individuals with T1D and their families, supporting them in effectively managing diabetes.