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A Review Of The Tandem T:slim X2

I started using the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump on December 13 and this review is long overdue. After 2 months, I am mostly happy with the pump. I am comfortable navigating through the menus and have learned a few shortcuts. I like the touchscreen and the “modern” look of the pump. I like knowing that I will be able to add new features to my pump with software updates. At the same time I am annoyed with almost daily alerts about one thing or another. Most significantly, I am frustrated with occlusion alarms which I never experienced with previous pumps. The Good Things I like the touchscreen and being able to enter numbers for carbs and BG levels rather than scrolling up and down. I like the looks and size of the X2. I like the ability to turn off the screen to preserve battery life. I like the ability to go backwards through menus and tap the “T” to return to the home screen. I like being able to fine tune settings. For example with Active Insulin Time, my early Medtronic pumps restricted changes to hours. 3 hours seemed too short; 4 hours seemed too long. Then with Animas, I could select 3-1/2 hours or 4 hours and neither seemed perfect. Now with Tandem, I am using 3-3/ Continue reading >>

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  1. Amyk

    Which is the best insulin pump & CGM

    Hi,
    I'm T1D and 7 weeks pregnant. Currently I use insulin injections. I am planning to switch to pump along with CGM. Can you guys recommend some?
    TIA

  2. coravh

    I know people like the dexcom, but medtronic has been getting better. As for pumps, I always liked my medtronic but my suggestion to you is to talk to the local reps and see who you feel most comfortable with (also who your insurance pays for as well).
    Cora

  3. elbruce

    They all do the same thing (I.e. Deliver insulin in small doses) so it really comes down to the features that appeal to you. A quick run down of the main features:
    Cordless - omnipod
    Touchscreen- tandem t:slim
    Integrated Dexcom - tandem, animas
    Integrated CGM/"Artifical Pancreas" - Medtronics
    Here is a nice page with tons of useful info:
    http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/links.shtml
    Good luck! I personally love my dexcom and t:slim and when the X-2 is approved for the G5 I am going to upgrade but until I don't mind the separate devices.
    Sent from my iPhone using Diabetes Daily

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