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With a pump and sensor you have a lot of manual control. The Tandem pump allows you to bolus directly from a compatible iOS or Android smartphone.

Next Steps

Guardian Connect

Guardian Connect

Call Medtronic and ask them about how much it will cost with your insurance coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.


Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Medtronic 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.


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

Tandem Website



  • Medtronic sensors need more tape than other sensors
  • Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from
  • Smallest tubed pump
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Pump is waterproof
  • Sensor Connect feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • Can adjust basal insulin for higher activity level
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Sensor requires regular meter use
  • Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing
  • Easy to Use

  • Rechargeable pump battery
  • Pump has touchscreen
  • Most steps to change sensor
  • Sensor transmitter is rechargeable
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • More customizable dosing than pens or syringes
  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • Bolus calculator available to help figure out doses
  • Offers smallest increments of basal insulin delivery
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Daily fingersticks needed to calibrate sensor
  • Privacy

  • Ability to see blood sugar on phone
  • Touchscreen of pump looks like normal tech device
  • Smallest tubed insulin pump
  • Ability to bolus directly on compatible smartphone
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    In 6 months with the pump for only the last 3.5 weeks my A1C has come down 3 full percentage points! A lot of this is just being more aware of what my sugar is doing and trends and being able to accurately dose for meals and activities at the push of a button!

    It's great to see my highs and lows but I still need to calibrate twice a day so I don't feel free from fingersticks.

    Adding exercise to my day takes a little tweaking of the amount of insulin I need.


    Guardian Connect

    Guardian Connect



    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $69 to $206

    Monthly $32 to $97

    These prices vary by Insurance. If you call Medtronic they will start a process to check exactly how much your costs will be. Generally Medtronic pumps and sensors are covered by private insurance and medicare. It may be covered under durable medical goods or a pharmacy benefit.

    Tandem t:slim X2

    Tandem t:slim X2



    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.