The Tandem t:slim pump is reviewed by type 1 D-blogger and insurance agent Sarah Kaye -- and gives it high marks, despite a slow site change process.

REVIEWER'S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • touch screen makes it easier to use
  • personal profiles rather than multiple menu settings
  • 300-unit cartridge despite small size
  • micro-delivery safety feature
  • has a rechargeable battery, so no need to change out batteries
  • software is PC or Mac compatible
  • pump is watertight
  • screen-timeout has memory
  • the carb calculator is located right in the bolus menu
  • IOB (Insulin on Board) is viewable directly on the lock screen and front menu

CONs:

  • lots of confirmation screens can be a hassle
  • time to prime takes quite a bit longer than other pumps
  • cartridge and connector design tends to cause bubbles and they can be difficult to prime out
  • only approved for Humalog and Novolog insulins, not Apidra

Use this pump? Tell us what you think!

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