OmniPod Device Used To Treat Type 1 Diabetes

A new device may change the lives of children with diabetes.

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Publication date: Monday, June 15, 2015

Technology is opening up new avenues to treat diseases that were, at one point, debilitating. That is the case with a device called the OmniPod, which is used to treat patients with Type I Diabetes. Smaller than a pack of gum, the OmniPod is placed directly on the arm or thigh and, on-demand, delivers up to three doses of insulin through a tiny needle.

The device has changed the lives of patients like 9-year-old Lexi Bentinganan. She was profiled in a story that aired on WKMG Channel 6 last week. The story featured comments from an interview with Dr. Paul Desrosiers, pediatric endocrinologist at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

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June 15, 2015, in Health