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Omnipod is the only tubeless pump option. With a pump and sensor you have a lot of manual control.

Next Steps

Guardian Connect

Guardian Connect

Call Medtronic and ask them about how much it will cost with your insurance coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Medtronic 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

  • Medtronic sensors need more tape than other sensors
  • No tubing
  • Pods need more tape than other infusion sets
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Connect 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

  • Sensor requires regular meter use
  • Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing
  • Pods stay on when showering and swimming so there are no gaps in insulin delivery
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor transmitter is rechargeable
  • Most steps to change sensor
  • Fewer parts than tubed pumps
  • 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

  • Daily fingersticks needed to calibrate sensor
  • Privacy

  • Sensor requires regular meter use
  • Ability to see blood sugar on phone
  • Most hideable pump option
  • Requires visible controller to bolus
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    The whole not needing to calibrate this thing is pretty awesome. Mostly because I hate calibrating. I love CGM technology and all that it provides, and while fingersticks were my gold standard for decades, I feel like I’ve been recently liberated.**

    I used to only use my stomach for my continuous glucose monitor. Now, I use my forearms, and I like the profile when I wear clothes because I don't have this weird bulky thing on my stomach, and it's more out of the way.

    It's inconvenient to have something on my body, but it gives me more freedom than injections.

    Cost

    Guardian Connect

    Guardian Connect

    Sensors

    Transmitter

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $69 to $206

    Monthly $32 to $97

    These prices vary by Insurance. If you call Medtronic they will start a process to check exactly how much your costs will be. Generally Medtronic pumps and sensors are covered by private insurance and medicare. 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.