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The Tandem and Dexcom G6 can be connected, so you have one less thing to carry. Also, Tandem has a program called Control IQ that works with the Dexcom G6 to reduce your basal when it expects a low or increase your basal when it expects a high blood sugar. Control IQ also gives automatic correction doses when needed. 

The Tandem pump allows you to bolus directly from a compatible iOS or Android smartphone.

Next Steps

Dexcom G6

Dexcom G6

Call Dexcom and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri 6:00am - 5:00pm PST and Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm

Dexcom Website

Tandem t:slim X2

Tandem t:slim X2

Call Tandem and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:00 PST

Tandem Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Low profile/low maintenance sensor
  • Smallest tubed pump
  • Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Share feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • Optional settings for exercise to adjust treatment ranges for activity with the press of a button
  • Pump is watertight
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Combo will reduce or suspend insulin to prevent lows
  • Custom alerts can be set for highs, lows, and rapidly rising or falling glucose levels
  • Combo will increase insulin delivery to prevent high blood sugars
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor integrated with multiple devices in case you change up what you're using
  • Rechargeable pump battery
  • Pump has touchscreen
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • Combo will suspend insulin if it predicts you're going to go low
  • More customizable dosing than pens or syringes
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Factory-calibrated sensor: fingersticks needed for backup only
  • Privacy

  • Ability to check sugar on phone or watch
  • Alerts
  • Touchscreen of pump looks like normal tech device
  • Ability to bolus directly on compatible smartphone
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I'm so satisfied with virtually never poking my finger. It has totally changed my relationship with my diabetes. What used to be tedious, annoying, and a burden is now as easy as a brief glance, and that's only a few times a day.

    Control IQ is keeping an eye on whether my blood sugar is climbing or dropping and making smart adjustments to my insulin to keep me in range as much as possible.

    Honestly, I can't feel the Dexcom anymore. In fact, I forgot where it was the other day!

    Cost

    Dexcom G6

    Dexcom G6

    Sensors

    Transmitter

    Receiver (1 time purchase)

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $80 to $239

    Monthly $35 to $105

    These prices vary by Insurance. Many insurers support the G6 Dexcom. It may be covered under durable medical goods or a pharmacy benefit.

    Tandem t:slim X2

    Tandem t:slim X2

    Pump

    Charger

    Insulin Cartridges

    Infusion Sites

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Startup $5 to $6,995

    Monthly $20 to $200

    Questions for your Doctor

    Can I try this before I commit to it?

    A lot of provider offices have sample devices you can touch and feel to get a sense of how they work. Some offices even have a trial device you can use for week to see how it works for you.