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Omnipod Go: Insulin Pods for Type 2 Diabetes

Omnipod Go: a new option for managing type 2 diabetes!

Insulin pumps have been making life easier for people with type 1 diabetes for several years now. Daily insulin injections are no longer needed with a pump, and it’s easy to quickly and discreetly dose insulin. But what about people with type 2 diabetes? Up until recently, insulin-dependent type 2 diabetics have relied on injections. But Insulet is looking to change that with their new tubeless pump, the Omnipod Go. Designed for people with type 2 diabetes, the Omnipod Go is a basal-only pump that delivers a fixed amount of fast-acting insulin throughout the day, eliminating the need for daily injections. 


If you have type 2 diabetes and are interested in using a pump, read on to find out more about the Omnipod Go.

Omnipod Go Insulin Pod: How It Works

The Omnipod Go is an insulin pod, with a similar shape and size as the Omnipod 5. But unlike the Omnipod 5, the Omnipod Go is a basal-only pump that delivers a fixed rate of insulin throughout the day. The pod can be used for up to 72 hours or until it runs out of insulin.

You can choose from 7 different daily insulin rate configurations from 10 to 40 units per day. The pods are made to deliver the programmed rate, so you won’t be able to change your daily insulin dose. 


The pods are standalone devices that don’t connect to a phone or other device. Each pod has an indicator light so you can see if it’s working. An amber light means your pod has been filled and it’s time to apply. The green light appears when your pod is working and delivering insulin. The red light means insulin is not being delivered and it’s time to change your pod.


To apply the pod, first fill it with fast-acting insulin. Then simply stick the adhesive on your skin wherever you want to wear your pod. The cannula will be inserted automatically. Once you see the green indicator light, insertion is complete and the pod will start delivering insulin. 

Omnipod Go Insulin Pod: FAQs

The Omnipod Go is waterproof up to 25 feet for 60 minutes. The pod will continue to deliver insulin in the water, so it’s safe to use while swimming and showering. You can also use an adhesive patch to keep your pod in place longer.

The Omnipod website recommends wearing your pod on the abdomen, hip, lower back, buttocks, upper arm, or thigh.

No. You must fill your pod with a U-100 fast-acting insulin before use. Each pod comes with a syringe for filling the pod with insulin.

No. The pods are preprogrammed to deliver the prescribed amount of daily insulin. Your healthcare provider can change your Omnipod prescription if a different daily insulin rate is needed.

The Omnipod Go is a standalone device and doesn’t use closed-loop technology. The pod cannot be paired with a CGM, but you can continue to use your CGM separately from your pod.

omnipod go for type 2 diabetes
omnipod go for type 2 diabetes

Omnipod Go Insulin Pod: Is It Right For You?

If you have type 2 diabetes and are insulin-dependent, you might wonder if the Omnipod Go is a good choice for treating your diabetes. Pods are an excellent option for people who have a fear of needles or just don’t want daily injections, since you only have to change them every three days. They could also help you to avoid high and low blood sugars. Talk to your healthcare provider to see if the Omnipod Go could work for you.

If you’re already using an Omnipod or another diabetes device, check out our one-of-a-kind patches. They’re designed to protect and keep your devices in place for maximum wear time.

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