We knew it was coming, but Insulet Corp. has been very tight-lipped about their new color-screen PDM (controller unit) for the OmniPod wireless pumping system. Well, off a tip from a reader I've discovered the new unit is available for pre-order starting today -- and it's looking good.new-omnipod-pdm-color

Reader Eric R. writes:

My local rep had plenty of details to share, but to me the highlights are:

1) Color screen

2) New companion software (for a PC) for downloading and managing the

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3) $150 upgrade price for existing OmniPod users (limited time)

4) Delivery expected to be early June

The company's website says "new functionality supports enhanced data download—you can even share data with your healthcare provider."  Now THAT would be nice, since it's currently almost impossible to get any useful data out of the system, despite the fact that it's wonderful to use and wear.

I haven't been able to reach my contacts at Insulet for any more details yet, but will fill you all in as soon as I do.

A Happy Day for OmniPod fans, indeed.

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