Tandem T:Slim Users

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Tandem T:Slim Users

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

 

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Preparing to get my T-Slim!!

Started by Katie I.. Last reply by Katie I. 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

Hello everyone, I am new here and have an appointment with my CDE on Thursday morning so I can try the T-slim. If all goes well, I will officially switch following the trial! I wanted to get your feedback on a conversation I had with a Medtronic…Continue

Occlusion Alarm

Started by DFresh. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Aug 19. 4 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

Tags: cartridge, type, 1, t1, alert

Re-learned a valuable lesson today

Started by LovetoHike. Last reply by Mikey Aug 19. 2 Replies

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

Random Anomalies with my T slim

Started by Anna. Last reply by Mikey Aug 19. 6 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

New t:slim G4 is in the works!

Started by Anthony. Last reply by Mikey Aug 19. 4 Replies

"In addition to seeing continued, increased adoption of the t:slim Pump and meaningful gross margin improvement in the second quarter, we also made significant progress with our new products in development," said Kim Blickenstaff, President and…Continue

T:Slim Vs Animas Ping

Started by Bethanycarolyn. Last reply by Bethanycarolyn Aug 18. 8 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

Question about the T-slim luer lock.

Started by Olivia. Last reply by sarah Aug 7. 10 Replies

I'm going to be getting my first pump very soon, and I am almost positive I want the T-slim. I was leaning towards the Animas Ping, but after some research on the T-slim I changed my mind. My mom still thinks I should get the Ping. As far as I know,…Continue

Tags: lock, kink, luer, tubing, insulin

how long insulin/carb in our body last?

Started by piggy. Last reply by artwoman Jul 30. 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 Jul 29. 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

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

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Comment by Andy on August 19, 2014 at 2:23pm

I received a loaner once from Animas, around 2006. There was no cost, and shipping was quick. I read the terms, which basically say you just need to send the loaner back when you are done, otherwise they will bill you the full purchase price.

I would never do it again though. I'm more concerned that the pump I'm not attached to could get stolen, and I'd be out thousands of dollars (or at least my renters insurance deductible). I have never had a malfunction with my Tandem, so when I travel internationally again, I'll just bring a handful of syringes.

Comment by kirin on August 19, 2014 at 1:59pm

We are going to Maine for two weeks where we will stay on a lake in a small town 20 miles inland from Rockland. I will be sort of off the grid on this and well away from my endo, in a place where they may not have ever seen a T:Slim pump and where the mail and express delivery is sketchy at best. I called Tandem and explained what I was doing and they sent a "vacation loaner" T:Slim by 2nd day air to my home. It arrived as promised in a sealed box with UPS return postage already affixed to the return shipping label! All I have to do is call them if my own pump has a problem and work through trouble shooting with their tech support. If that fails, they instruct me to break the seals and use the box to return my broken pump to them. Otherwise, I just return the loaner when I return.

There was no charge for the use of the loaner or the postage. They did not even ask for my credit card! All I had to do was sign a "loaner agreement" before they shipped it. The agreement was two pages long and outlined the instructions and my responsibility and was not overly "lawyered-up".

My understanding is that Medtronic charges for loaners each time you need one. I do not know about Anamas.

This gives me a lot more confidence to go off the grid into places I had no problem going when I was on MDI. While I am taking syringes and insulin with me, the spare pump is a lot easier than "back-converting" to MDI if my own pump fails.

Tandem has shown to be very customer oriented as compared to the nonsense I got from Medtronic when I was evaluating the various pumps!

In another vein, my endo wants me to change sites in less than 3 days. This requires more Inset units. Since my prescription renewal is 8/28 and we are leaving on 8/23 (shipping is not an option where we are going as it is spotty and questionable is at all) I could not get the additional sets until the renewal on the 8/28 renewal, leaving me on the old 3 day switch out. Medicare will not allow early shipments unless you are going out of the USA and you have to give them a travel itinerary. Great, stay in the USA and they will NOT ship early!

CCS medical (my T:Slim supplies supplier) was GREAT! They understood the problem and did not bury me in the Medicare rules. Instead, they sent me the additional sets of Inset infusion and T:Slim reservoirs to allow me to switch to a two-day cycle before I left for Maine until my new prescription for the increased supplies ships on 8/28.

Another company that knows the meaning of customer service!

Every day and with every contact with Tandem and CCS my decision to go with Tandem is reaffirmed!

Comment by Terry Keelan on July 29, 2014 at 3:00pm

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 July 28, 2014 at 9:09pm

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 July 28, 2014 at 8:19pm

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".

 

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