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  1. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter December 11, 2012 at 8:38 am | | Reply

    When will it be connected to the Dexcom? Will the graph appear on the pump’s screen? Will the new delivery system eliminate my bubble problem? Can you change the insertion site without changing the reservoir? Will it be covered by insurance?

  2. Marge Stromberg
    Marge Stromberg December 11, 2012 at 10:10 am | | Reply

    I was part of two focus groups that introduced the Tandem in the early days of talking about this pump. I’m looking forward to the development of this product so that when I’m ready for a new pump I can use this one.

  3. Jill
    Jill December 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | | Reply

    I totally LOVE my T:slim. It is so user friendly and the staff at Tandem have responded to every question/need I have had. Connecting to DexCom would be a dream!

  4. Jenny Sutherland
    Jenny Sutherland December 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    I for one have found the T:Slim a pleasure to use. As a vision-impaired PWD, it’s ease of use makes me WANT to enter BG’s and g of CHO and hear that little beep that tells me the bolus is done. :-)

    I’m a tech geek and I was able to set-up and hook up my T:Slim right away! IMO, it’s a great pump and I love it!

    Thank you, Kim Blickenstaff, CEO of Tandem Diabetes Care, for pursuing and making this fine product!

  5. Lisa
    Lisa December 12, 2012 at 9:34 am | | Reply

    My 13 year old recently got the the T- Slim, it is an amazing pump and he loves it. It is great to use and has so many fabulous features. However potential users should be aware that there have been a number of glitches that tandem is still working out. Initially there was a problem with numerous cartridge errors, Tandem did fix this problem. Now there is a problem where some pumps give false occlusion alarms. Tandem is not sure what the cause of the false alarms is and they are working to fix it. However it is an unresolved issue and I have been notified that it may take months to fix. While this pump is great, potential users when considering a switch should be aware that the “kinks” are not fully out yet and be ready for some potential issues such as false alarms. Potential apidra users should also be aware that the T-slim does not work with apidra.The good news at the management at Tandem is responsive and they seem .determined to work out the issue and fix the problem. I have my fingers crossed that they resolve it quickly!

  6. Grivin
    Grivin December 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm | | Reply

    It’s so simple to use t-slim. Its modern and friendly. I hope after this there will be more miracles for the treatment of diabetes.

  7. Fritz
    Fritz December 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    I would like to know what the reservoirs cost. Some people use a lot of insulin a day and if they have to change their reservoirs every 2 or 3 days it can make managing their diabetes much more expensive. With occlusions the reservoirs will probably have to be changed out too. For me this is a bad design. I have the Onetouch ping and can change out the reservoir when I feel like it.

  8. Stefan van As
    Stefan van As December 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm | | Reply

    Let’s be realistic. Yes, the t:slim is slick and shiny on the outside. But other than that, it brings nothing new. Where is the closed loop?

    1. Jenny Sutherland
      Jenny Sutherland December 13, 2012 at 7:54 am | | Reply

      Stefan, Please remember also, People are different. As one with one working eye and nearsightedness on it, The T:Slim is a game-changer for me and others like me. The touch screen and lack of having to scroll thru long menu-driven items to simply refill, The T:Slim, when it ‘sleeps’ wakes to where I left off, rather than having to start all over again.

      Thank goodness YOU may not need assistive tech, but for ME it sure makes my pumping life easier.

      As for the Closed loop, ask our friends at the FDA and those working on it presently.

      1. Stefan van As
        Stefan van As December 18, 2012 at 4:25 am | | Reply

        @Jenny: in the today’s time and age, I expect every mobile device to come with a user-friendly touch screen. Any pump not providing this user experience (yes I’m looking at you Medtronic) is at least 5 years behind. Tandem is on par with today’s technology. Nothing more, nothing less.

        1. Jenny Sutherland
          Jenny Sutherland December 18, 2012 at 6:32 am |

          Still, if you see well, this can give you definite “Picking rights’. At least T:Slim is ‘on par’ (I LIKE the “Looking at YOU, Medtronic” in your comment…. Agreed!) *I* for one am very happy I switched to the T:Slim. I see good things ahead from them, frankly.

          Have a great Holiday :-)

  9. Nina
    Nina December 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | | Reply

    It looks like an interesting pump but the thing I dislike the most is the need to plug it into the wall to recharge. I enjoy backpacking and I don’t want to be worried about my pump running out of juice. I also would hate to worry about a power outage or natural disaster. I don’t want my pump to be like a cell phone when it comes to the battery.

    Also IOB should be on the home screen. I look at it constantly.

    1. Jenny Sutherland
      Jenny Sutherland December 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm | | Reply

      Mophie and other companies offer rechargeable batteries 1,000-6,000 mAh and carrying one is of no consequence in a backpack. I have one for my iPad/iPhone, but this also works with my T:Slim and Verio_IQ as well as my iBGStar meter.

      If you check out that HOME screen, Even without unlocking it, look to the bottom left. Your IOB is there, look to the right a bit & there is the duration too.

  10. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell January 10, 2013 at 7:11 am | | Reply

    Thanks for insight into the design behind the t:slim. The fact that I can set basal rates to start at specific times is great. The same is true to insulin ratios, delayed bolus times, etc. No more 5, 10, or 30 increments, still learning how to best use this.

    I look forward to future versions with CGM integration, much LOUDER alarms, a screen that gets brighter in sunlight, and software to download and store settings.

    I wish the software had arrived with the pump, hopefully we won’t be waiting much longer for it. And please make it available on Mac also.

    @Stefan I first heard about closed loop animal trials way over 10 years ago and have been waiting since. After listening to the FDA presentation at this year’s DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, I think we’ll see diabetes device approvals speed up even more, and hopefully the closed loop won’t be more than 5 years away.

    1. Stefan van As
      Stefan van As January 10, 2013 at 7:26 am | | Reply

      @Bernard: we’ve been hearing about the “no more than 5 years away” promise for too long. The FDA isn’t what is stopping the closed loop from becoming reality. The algorithms simply aren’t there (yet).

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