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Insulin Delivery

t:slim x2

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t:slim X2™ – Tandem’s t:slim X2 insulin pump can be used as a traditional insulin pump. When paired with the Dexcom G6 CGM, Basal-IQ™ technology it can be enabled to predict and prevent lows glucose levels 30 minutes ahead, and will suspend insulin if expected to drop below 80mg/dl. The t:slim pump can deliver a basal rate as low as .001 unit increments. A bolus can be delivered through a touch screen interface, which is as easy as sending a text. All of your data is easily accessed, and can be shared with up to five followers. The t:slim is the smallest, most durable pump available. It has a shatterproof glass touch screen and the insulin cartridge holds up to 300 units. The pump is watertight up to 3 feet for 30 minutes so you don’t have to worry if it gets splashed with water. It is rechargeable via micro USB, and can be charged at home or in the car.  You can download the pump’s and CGM data to your computer with a USB cord.

Responsible Use of Basal-IQ Technology

Systems like the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology are not substitutes for active diabetes management, as they are common scenarios and cannot prevent hypoglycemia. The Basal-IQ feature relies on continuous CGM reading and will not be able to predict glucose levels or suspend insulin delivery if your CGM is not working properly or is unable to communicate with your pump. Be sure to always use your pump, cartridges, CGM, and infusion sets as instructed and check them regularly to make sure they are working properly. Always pay attention to your symptoms, actively monitor your glucose levels, and treat according to your healthcare provider’s recommendations.

Reviewed by Anastasia Albanese O’Neill, PhD, 9/11/19

This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.


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