Tandem T:Slim Users


Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump.


Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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how long insulin/carb in our body last?

Started by piggy. Last reply by artwoman yesterday. 2 Replies

Quick question;How do I figure out how long insulin/carbs last in my body?Continue

Quick Question

Started by LovetoHike. Last reply by artwoman on Wednesday. 1 Reply

When your pump says you're BG is going to run low but you just ate an hour ago and are still processing carbs, does it take that into consideration? I don't want to try to correct an almost low but messing up and eating too much when my BG really…Continue

Random Anomalies with my T slim

Started by Anna. Last reply by Dee on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Hi Guys,I have been using my T-slim since around October. It is my first pump. I have noticed something recently that I can't figure out. When I fill my cartridge, I have noticed that some of the insulin goes "missing". For example, if I draw up 260…Continue

Occlusion Alarm

Started by DFresh. Last reply by Dee on Tuesday. 2 Replies

So I had an Occlusion alarm. I thought it was odd since I changed the gear the day before. I was in the middle of a bolus. I ignored the alarm and then gave myself the rest of the bolus. No alarm this time!Has this happened to anybody? Is anybody…Continue

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T:Slim Vs Animas Ping

Started by Bethanycarolyn. Last reply by Cassie Kile on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hey everyone! I'm new to the site, so bear with me if something like this has been asked before! I've been on the Animas Ping pump for just under 5 years now, and I absolutely love it. But since I've been introduced to the T:slim, I can't stop…Continue

Re-learned a valuable lesson today

Started by LovetoHike. Last reply by Jennifer on Monday. 1 Reply

Always and I do mean ALWAYS pack extra supplies. Today could have turned out so much worse had I not had an extra Rx on file for Humalog Quick Pens I would have had to wait nearly 30 minutes for any insulin at all. I was changing the cartridge on…Continue

T:slim at Disney Land

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by DFresh Jul 22. 2 Replies

We are going to Disney Land soon and I'd appreciate any input on what to expect at the park. I've spoken to the pump nurse at my sons Endo as well as tech support at Tandem. However I'd like to hear about real world experience. My son is 10 so…Continue

Interest in t:slim

Started by Meda-Kay. Last reply by Meda-Kay Jul 22. 2 Replies

I currently wear an Animas Ping and it goes out of warranty in September. I'm really interested in the tSlim. I've had no complaints about Animas, their customer service or their pump. However, money may turn out to be a deciding factor here. My…Continue

Turning the t:slim off?!

Started by Leata. Last reply by brian213 Jul 2. 7 Replies

Hi Everyone,I apologize if this has been covered before (and also, I can't find my user's manual...which probably isn't a good situation!). Does anyone know if it is possible to turn the t:slim completely off? Or do I just need to wait for the…Continue

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Comment by Terry Keelan on Tuesday

Andy is right, you will get used to the time it takes to prime. It can be annoying at first, but once you learn the routine you can find ways to streamline the procedure.

As for the remote, I never had one so I can't say. I can say that entering date into the t:slim is easy peazey.

Comment by Andy on Tuesday

1. You get used to the (lack of) speed.

2. I've never missed having a remote when I'm physically attached to it anyway. Think of it this way: you now get the opportunity to ditch a large meter and use something tiny like the Freestlye Flash Lite.

Comment by Meda-Kay on Tuesday

Today my CDE at my Endo's office set me up to try the t:slim for three days with saline. My Animas pump goes out of warranty the first of September and I was interested in maybe switching to the t:slim. Does anyone know if there is a way to speed up the priming and bolusing? It seems to take a painfully long time for both. I know on my Ping, I slowed down the delivery speed, but even with that, the t:slim is much slower. I can tell that I like the screen and size of the t:slim, but not having the remote may be a deciding factor for me. I use my remote about 99% of the time for bolusing. I guess I'll know more in three days. I am glad I get the opportunity to "test drive" pumps before buying.

Comment by Alyssa on July 23, 2014 at 6:55am
So I'm getting my tslim! I will probably have my training by my bday and I really wanted to go to the beach during that time as I haven't been all season. I know the pump is watertight but I would like to err on the side of caution. What waterproof cases are the best?
Comment by 2hobbit1 on July 2, 2014 at 4:00pm

Artwomen, the screen for the tslim shows at first wake up - battery charge, time and date, amount of insulin in cartridge, if bolus is being delivered, if you basal rate is standard, temporary or suspended. That's all across the top. A cross the bottom it displays your units of IOB and the time remaining before it is done.

This is with a single press and before you log on. Once you have logged on you can also need your current program name, basal rate, time of last bolus and amount, carb ratio,correction factor, BG target and wether you chose carbs or units for the rapid bolus feature.

Comment by Katie on June 18, 2014 at 4:50pm

I go my T Slim in Jan. and it has already broken... The mechanism that moves in and out of the cartridge stopped working. Having to wait almost 48 hours for a new one...

Comment by Brigid on May 21, 2014 at 3:51am

I haven't gone through with my tslim but use dot keep connected but hold it in my hand out to the side so they can see it. I always end up getting pulled aside and scanned no matter what.

Comment by Parrformance on May 15, 2014 at 8:13am

New T:Slimmer here, now I get it when I see the post's that say "I LOVE IT".

Comment by Andy on March 5, 2014 at 12:54pm

In essence, all the pumps are fairly similar. We can comment about minute differences, but they all get the job done well. I switched to Tandem simply because they were the newest. I formerly had an Animas and loved it, but just look at the history of pump designs and you can see that not much had changed with Animas in about 10 years, and Medtronic seems to go back even farther. A smaller pump that holds more insulin, sounded great to me, and I've been pleased with switch to the Tandem.

Comment by BT on March 5, 2014 at 12:45pm

Hi everyone,
I'm not currently a t-slim user, but it is the top pump on my list currently. I use lantus and multiple humalog injections currently, but am exploring switching to a pump. I like the small size of the t-slim and the fact that they are working with DexCom to integrate the CGM with their pump. I would love just some general opinions, pros/cons, customer service experience etc.


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