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).

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.

Members: 223
Latest Activity: 15 hours ago


Diabetes Forum

T:slim at Disney Land

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by DFresh yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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

T:Slim Vs Animas Ping

Started by Bethanycarolyn. Last reply by Laura S. Jul 13. 5 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

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

Occlusion Alarm

Started by DFresh. Last reply by Andy Jun 11. 1 Reply

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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Pre-filling a t:slim cartridge

Started by George Davis. Last reply by Parrformance Jun 10. 4 Replies

What is the correct procedure for loading a t:slim cartridge which has been pre-filled? What do you do when the pump tries to remove air from the cartridge during the normal load procedure??Continue

t:Slim Questions

Started by danadoll63. Last reply by David S May 22. 21 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

Random Anomalies with my T slim

Started by Anna. Last reply by Sarah K May 15. 4 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

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

Started by Anthony. Last reply by Sarah K May 15. 13 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

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Comment by Alyssa 16 hours ago
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.

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?

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