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These devices do not connect but they each have their merits. Omnipod is the only tubeless pump option. The Dexcom G7 sensor alerts you when you are high or low and can be connected to your smartphone. 

Next Steps

Dexcom G7

Dexcom G7

Call Dexcom and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri 6:00am - 5:00pm PST and Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm

Dexcom Website

Omnipod

Omnipod

Call Omnipod and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Sat, 9:00am - 7:00pm PST

Omnipod Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Low profile/low maintenance sensor
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • Fewer parts than tubed pumps
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Share feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • Don't need to find a place for pump in active wear
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Custom alerts can be set for highs, lows, and rapidly rising or falling glucose levels
  • Pods stay on when showering and swimming so there are no gaps in insulin delivery
  • Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing
  • Easy to Use

  • Fewer parts than tubed pumps
  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Shortest sensor warm-up time
  • 12-hour grace period allows you to swap sensors when convenient for you
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • No interruption in insulin delivery (pods stay on when you shower and swim)
  • More customizable dosing than pens or syringes
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Factory-calibrated sensor: fingersticks needed for backup only
  • Privacy

  • Ability to check sugar on phone or watch
  • Alerts
  • Most hideable pump option
  • Requires visible controller to bolus
  • Small sensor
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    Getting data every five minutes from a Dexcom is a lot of information, for sure. I'm a doer. I always want to act on information. Relaxing that part of me was a bit of a challenge in the beginning.

    Infusion equipment can be cumbersome and always using a sensor can be annoying, but not having to constantly monitor my blood sugar and injecting multiple times a day is a great trade off. We need the added peace of mind that Dexcom alarms provide.

    I do need to learn to not look at my number for 20 minutes after correcting a low because with the sensor I over correct due to seeing the number and arrow still down and not instant rebound back up! I’m learning though!

    Cost

    Dexcom G7

    Dexcom G7

    Sensors

    Receiver (1-time purchase) - not required 

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $80 to $239

    Monthly less than $40

    These prices vary by Insurance. It may be covered under durable medical goods or a pharmacy benefit.

    Omnipod

    Omnipod

    Pods

    Reader

    Insulin

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Startup $5 to $1260 Monthly

    Omnipod is now covered by Medicare and Medicaid as well as most private insurers.

    Questions for your Doctor

    Can I try this before I commit to it?

    A lot of provider offices have sample devices you can touch and feel to get a sense of how they work. Some offices even have a trial device you can use for week to see how it works for you.