On February 19, 2020, Insulet announced that their Omnipod Horizon Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) System will be compatible with both the DexCom G6 and Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM).
Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 and the DexCom G6 will be compatible with the next-generation Omnipod Horizon AUD System, which will hopefully be released by the end of the year.
By offering a choice of integrated CGMS, this paves the way for greater consumer engagement when choosing interoperable systems.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 has not yet received iCGM (integrated CGM) classification by the FDA, although it received approval in Europe in 2018. This classification is mandatory to serve as a component in an interoperable hybrid closed loop system. The FreeStyle Libre 2 is currently under review by the FDA.
The Insulet Omnipod Horizon AID is still in studies but is expected to launch in late 2020.
The choice of an iCGM with the Omnipod Horizon system will be yet another step in providing options for intensive diabetes management. In the world of closed-loop insulin delivery and CGM’s, this is another step in the right direction in allowing for individualized approaches to care.
When it comes to insulin pumps, sensors, and calculations, many of us feel overwhelmed and unsure about diabetes technology management.
For those who want to feel more comfortable with diabetes technology, Coach Beverly has created a 2-part Technology Toolkit to provide you with critical information on insulin pumps, calculations, and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).
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