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Skye replied to Mikey's discussion 't:Connect Software Up and Running' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"A friendly caution: There's math issues with the 'dashboard' on T-connect... mine gives me percentages of basal/food bolus/correction and they never add up to 100%. Additionally, the total units per day averages never come even close…"
Jun 30, 2013
zog replied to Mikey's discussion 't:Connect Software Up and Running' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I love that the info is in the cloud. As long as we download our pump and meter our endo can pull up the data anytime she wants. We are going through our first pump startup and it really helps for any tweeks in our numbers. BTW do you know if you…"
Apr 16, 2013
Mikey added a discussion to the group Tandem T:Slim Users

t:Connect Software Up and Running

FYI, at the end of March Tandem released the t:connect software.Download here: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/products/t-connect/You can now upload your pump data, as well as a number of meters....the reps indicated that they are working next to allow you yo upload your Dexcom CGM next, which would make this near perfect.Quite a few nice features such as viewing your sugars with IOB in background and a way to show view pump settings…See More
Apr 16, 2013
Mikey replied to JiMMy's discussion 'Bubble int he lure lock - anyone else?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Jimmy, When I first load a cartridge and lure lock, I do vigorous flicking to break up bubbles and able to clear it all when I first fill tubing....also, I tend to hold the connection upright while filing so bubbles flow to top of lure lock and…"
Mar 22, 2013
Mikey commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Tandem just posted that the t:connect management software has received its clearance and will be available for download later in March..... Here is a link to the post: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/products/t-connect/"
Feb 28, 2013
Mikey replied to Danielle's discussion 'Insurance Coverage' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Sorry for delay in response. I am not covered through Tandem....Tandem found an in-network approved medical distributor for aetna (Edward HEalth) and they provided the pump and refills on my insets and cartridges....so it is all considered…"
Feb 28, 2013
Mikey replied to JiMMy's discussion 'What do I need now that I'm getting the pump???' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Wow, 15g carbs per meal...impressive....I do 60 - 75...time to restart thinking my diet...I love salads, but am a carb addict."
Feb 28, 2013
Mikey replied to Suz's discussion 'USB Card - Really?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Currently, the usb card only has a user manual on it....which you can download online.... The Tslim comes with a holster, micro usb and plug, a car adapter, usb card, medical card for wallet, and a small plastic ietm to help remove cartridges…"
Feb 28, 2013
Mikey replied to Liz's discussion 'Bad cartridges' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I recently had several highs, but it appeared to be my inset not the cartridge. Do you test bolus with the inset unattached to see if insuling moving through the line? I would also contact Tandem, they have been really helpful in talking you through…"
Feb 28, 2013
Mikey replied to Sonia's discussion 'T: Slim vs. Minimed' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I use Tslim and Dexcom G4 and love both. While it would be great to have an all in one, I work in office and am frequently checking my readings...it is nice to have a separate device that allows me to check without having the tubing hanging…"
Feb 25, 2013
Mikey replied to JiMMy's discussion 'What do I need now that I'm getting the pump???' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Congrats, you will love the tSlim. Aside from what comes with tSlim cartridges (syringe/needles) and the inset, you do not need anything else except alcohol swaps to prep the site. You may also consider a dexcom CGM, it really has helped me. BTW,…"
Feb 25, 2013
Mikey replied to Danielle's discussion 'Insurance Coverage' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I have the tSlim and am on Aetna. Tandem is not an approved vendor, but they helped connect me to an approved Aetna distributor to cover the pump. Tandem was able to identify an eligible vendor in just a few weeks....pump is definitely worth the…"
Feb 6, 2013
Mikey replied to gbbassethound's discussion 'Issue with T:slim for type 2 with high insulin use' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I sometimes forget too. I use vibrate instead of audible alarm, which I always feel in my pocket when it confirms delivery is completed"
Jan 3, 2013
Mikey replied to Heather's discussion 'Help?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I just posted this elsewhere, but here are my thoughts... Big picture, go with tSlim...easy to use, easy to read, and easy to have out in public without getting weird looks....touch screen is the way to go and pump is high quality.... Previous…"
Jan 3, 2013
Mikey replied to Spenser Beasley's discussion 'Any detailed reviews about how things are going' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I am a first time pumper and have been on the tSlim for about a month. I have had no problems and am really loving it. It is very easy to use and the Insulin on Board function is very helpful. Charging during showers has not been a problem...I have…"
Jan 3, 2013
Mikey replied to MeganB's discussion 'Help! Keep gaining weight!'
"Having the same problem. Gained 25 pounds in six months since I started on insulin. Part of the gain is water weight....body was dehydrated before. While I exercise 4-5 days a week and have gained muscle, I have also gained my fair share of fat,…"
Nov 19, 2012

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At 1:18pm on May 21, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Mikey- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 5:54am on May 20, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:50am on May 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 4:06am on May 20, 2012, Doris D said…

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