BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubing-free insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced the winners of the OmniPod 'Making Diabetes a Smaller Part of Your Life' video contest. The national competition encouraged OmniPod users to share their stories about how the innovative, tubing-free Pod makes it easier for them to manage their diabetes.

Thirteen-year-old Tara Schmidt of Newbury Park, CA is the grand prize winner and will receive a MacBook® Pro Notebook Computer. Her video titled "Tara and the OmniPod" ( was chosen by five judges who are OmniPod users. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 11, Tara describes how before OmniPod she was dependent on her mom to give her insulin shots every day, including at school during lunch.

"OmniPod allowed me to start playing sports again. I love field hockey and play year round. With no tubing, I don't have to worry about it getting caught on my field hockey stick," Tara explains. "It's pretty tough too. I can wrestle or play rugby or flag football during PE class. There's no sport I have to sit out."

"OmniPod has really given me my independence back. You can't see the OmniPod under my clothes, and I can easily control it with my wireless Personal Diabetes Manager, which none of the other kids think twice about me using, given technology these days," Tara adds.

Lara Whitley of Fredericksburg, VA ( and Caleb Schlissel of Danbury, CT ( are the contest's runner-up winners and each will receive a Flip Mino camcorder.

"We are delighted that so many of our customers shared their inspiring stories in an effort to motivate people of all ages with diabetes to live their lives to the fullest with OmniPod," said Shawna Gvazdauskas, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Insulet.

About Insulet Corporation

Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The Company's OmniPod Insulin Management System is a revolutionary, discreet and easy-to-use insulin infusion system that features two easy-to-use parts with no tubing and fully-automated cannula insertion. Through the OmniPod System, Insulet seeks to expand the use of insulin pump therapy among people with insulin-dependent diabetes. Founded in 2000, Insulet is based in Bedford, MA.

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