The Omnipod 5 algorithm is a closed-loop system designed to automate insulin delivery for people with Type 1 Diabetes. The algorithm utilizes continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to calculate and adjust insulin dosing based on the individual’s glucose levels.
The Omnipod 5 algorithm consists of the following components: The Omnipod 5 insulin pump – this is a wearable device that delivers insulin to the body via a small, flexible tube called a cannula. A continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system – this device continuously measures glucose levels in the body and transmits the data to the Omnipod 5 insulin pump. A control algorithm – this is the software that runs on the Omnipod 5 insulin pump and calculates the insulin doses based on the individual’s glucose levels.
The Omnipod 5 algorithm uses a model predictive control (MPC) algorithm to calculate insulin dosing. The MPC algorithm takes into account the individual’s glucose trends, insulin sensitivity, and other factors to predict future glucose levels and adjust insulin doses accordingly. The system is designed to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) by adjusting insulin dosing in real-time. The algorithm is also customizable to meet the individual needs of each person with Type 1 Diabetes.
Overall, the Omnipod 5 algorithm represents a significant advancement in diabetes management technology and has the potential to improve glucose control and quality of life for people with Type 1 Diabetes.