Unique Advantages and Possible Limitations of the Omnipod 5 Pump

Tandem Mobi pros and cons

ADVANTAGES:

  • Reduced up-front costs
  • Uses CGM trends to adjust bolus and correction delivery
  • Can program through clothing from a few feet away
  • Discrete pump size
  • No tubing (minimizes wasted insulin, no tangling/snagging, less awkward, no siphon effects)
  • No disconnecting/reconnecting means no missed/lost insulin
  • Simple, automated cannula insertion (minimizes discomfort, reduces “human errors”, creates more site options)
  • Forced pod change reduces chances of lipodystrophy & absorption problems
  • Pump is fully watertight
  • Large color touchscreen screen w/text and graphing capability
  • App controller available on some phones
  • Only 2 parts; simple for travel

    LIMITATIONS:

    • No extended bolus during automation
    • Inappropriate for those with wide basal variability over days
    • IOB not displayed to user
    • Reports do not display automated insulin delivery amounts
    • Cannot enter boluses or make setting changes without programmer /phone
    • Programmer must be charged daily
    • Only one cannula orientation/length
    • Max reservoir volume 200u; minimum fill amount 80u
    • Pod stops working after 72 hours (plus grace period)
    • Handheld will not calculate bolus if BG < 50
    • Dislodged/clogged cannula or pod error requires complete pod replacement
    • Pod does not have vibrate option
    • IOB not displayed in bolus calculation
    • Must suspend when changing basal settings
    • Temp basal limited to 12 hours max
    • Not covered by all third-party payors
    • Loss (or malfunction) of programmer renders pod non-programmable (delivers basal only)
    • Android only app compatibility
    • No way to manually upload pump data for review
    • Multiple safety notices and recalls since release
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