Tandem T:Slim Users


Tandem T:Slim Users

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


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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).

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Members: 194
Latest Activity: Apr 16


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Issue with T:slim for type 2 with high insulin use

Started by gbbassethound. Last reply by gbbassethound Apr 16. 15 Replies

The T:slim has a bolus limit of 25 units, after that is delivered you can have the option of 25 more for a total of 50 units but that's it.Here is an example of how the problem effects me. I am using an insulin to carb ratio of 1:1.5. For breakfast…Continue

Tags: 2, type, T:slim

T:Slim Vs Animas Ping

Started by Bethanycarolyn. Last reply by Vicki Apr 10. 3 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

t:Slim Questions

Started by danadoll63. Last reply by Joybyrd Apr 10. 20 Replies

Trying to decide on either getting Minimed upgrade or changing to T:Slim. I am so used to my Paradigm, we are like old friends and actually with my old, and dead pump that I will get credit for, it would be about $500 cheaper to get the upgrade.…Continue

Happy New T:Slimmer!!

Started by danadoll63. Last reply by JenJen777 Mar 31. 4 Replies

Today is going on my 3rd day on my T:Slim and I LOVE IT!!! So much! I am beyond thrilled! I know I wasn't accessing a lot of my MM, but on this pump, the T:Slim, everything is just so much easier to understand. I'm not a "right-minded" person, i.e.,…Continue


Started by danadoll63. Last reply by danadoll63 Mar 27. 8 Replies

My new T:Slim is coming today!! I'm so excited!! Just wanted to thank everyone here who has helped me in making my decision. Thanks to you guys it was a pretty easy decision to make. Seems that having been pumping on a Minimed for the past 15 years,…Continue

Dead Touch Spot on T:Slim screen

Started by Anthony. Last reply by Parrformance Mar 19. 5 Replies

It seems the center of my T:Slim screen is a little non-responsive when touching the #2 to unlock. I have to hit it multiple times to get it to work. Also, any button in that same area seems non-responsive.Anyone else experience this dead area when…Continue

What do you think of the T:slim?

Started by Anna. Last reply by MaryMary Mar 14. 10 Replies

I was on a Medtronic for a while years ago, because if various issues, my doctor told me to go back to MDI. Those issues are now cleared up, and I'm looking at getting a pump.I thought the tslim looked pretty great, but I've seen several complaints…Continue

Dealing with Medically Needy - Tandem did beautifully

Started by JenJen777. Last reply by JenJen777 Mar 8. 2 Replies

I haven't seen posts anywhere about this, so I figured I'd post.Tandem is wonderful to work with! I'm so impressed! They hooked me up a distributor and helped me get a new pump approved through Medically Needy in FL. They worked with my Doc's office…Continue

Infusion Set every 3 days - T:Slim cartridge every 6 days?

Started by Anthony. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Mar 4. 9 Replies

Is there any reason to change the T:Slim cartridge with every infusion set change? If I fill the cartridge to 300 (280 after fill) Units I can easily make it last 6 days - or every other infusion set change. This would save on time and money.I would…Continue

Did anyone start using their T:Slim before Training?

Started by Anthony. Last reply by GrumpyChick Mar 4. 11 Replies

My training is on Monday, but I was wondering if I should start pumping this weekend so that I have questions for Monday. Not sure. Never pumped before. Thanks!Continue

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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.

Comment by Emily Coles on January 21, 2014 at 1:41pm
Comment by Janice on January 18, 2014 at 12:10pm
I have BCBS of Illinois. Remarkably easy! Since I had met my $1000 deductible, it was at no cost to me.
Comment by Leotha Fleming III on January 18, 2014 at 11:14am
Does anyone have Blue Cross Blue Shield? How easy was it for them to approve the T:Slim?
Comment by GrumpyChick on January 17, 2014 at 1:28pm

Ok cool. Maybe I'll ask the lady that was gonna be training me (training never happened) about it the next time I go over to Florida. Not worth the hassle of shipping it etc to my country for those little things.

Now I just gotta work out my basal setting. While the first week I ran a little low it looked like it would be easy to get it eventually "right"... that has not been the case so far though. Still working on it.

Comment by Linda Horton on January 17, 2014 at 1:09pm

I believe that if you called them and told them about the dead pixel that they would send you another pump. As far as that connector is concerned, I have replaced mine 4 times now. The last ones they sent are perfect and don't come apart. The whole piece lifts out and is very easy to replace. Once again, call them and they are happy to send out replacements!

Comment by Janice on January 17, 2014 at 12:34pm
The port covers just pop out from the point where it's attached to the pump. I've tried to post a picture of one of the replacements...no luck. If you'll check my page, I'll post it there.
Comment by GrumpyChick on January 17, 2014 at 11:09am

OK thanks. So then maybe I was mistaken in the first place... the cap is replaceable but what about the little rubber connector piece... or is that considered part of the cap?

Or is the little plastic cap never fully attached to the rubber piece anyway (if not, then my complaint is no longer valid... I just assumed the port could be opened for charging without the plastic piece becoming completely separated from the pump, if it is normal for it to be disconnected from the pump entirely, then I have nothing to complain about (other than the stuck pixel)as I have just made assumptions about how it works)

Comment by 2hobbit1 on January 17, 2014 at 10:51am

The end caps are replaceable and you can get replacements from your rep or by calling tandem. It is still water resistant without it as the micro jack is what is rated not the rubber cover.
As for a dead pixel I would definitely call them - I have heard of others getting a replacement for a bad screen.


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