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What is Needed to Start


Touch screen pump connects tubing to a small patch called an infusion set that attaches to the body.


Tubed insulin pumps contain a plastic reservoir that is manually filled with insulin and locked into the pump.

Infusion Set

An infusion set contains the thin plastic tubing that delivers insulin from the pump to the body.


Compatible smartphone can be used to view and control insulin delivery using the t:connect app.

Watch and Learn

Intro to Tandem t:slim X2

How to Fill a Cartridge on the Tandem t:slim X2

Using the Tandem t:slim X2

Device Details

Affordability and Access

Widely covered for insulin-dependent type 1 and 2. Supplies and pump provided by DME. Price range; $0-$4000 to start and $0-$300/Month.

Data Monitoring Options

t:connect mobile app wirelessly uploads cloud-based t:connect web application delivering access to recent patient data.

Data View Options

Data is viewed on the pump's main screen and/or on a smartphone with the t:connect mobile app (available for both iOS and Android devices).

Duration and Storage

3 Days
Pump can be worn for up to 72 hours and works between 40°F - 99°F

Vision / Auditory / Dexterity

NO text to speech
vibration alerts
of dexterity needed

Patient Considerations


Smallest tubed pump. Small patch called an infusion set consists of a complete tubing system that attaches to the body. Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from. 

Active Lifestyle

Exercise mode. Optional settings for exercise to adjust treatment ranges for activity with the press of a button. Pump is not waterproof. 

Avoiding Highs and Lows

Precise dosing. Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing.

Easy to Use

Rechargeable. Pump has a touch screen display and rechargeable battery. 

Easy Insulin Dosing

Customizable dosing. Bolus calculator available to help figure out doses. Offers smallest increments of basal insulin delivery. Basal in 0.001 increments, bolus in 0.01 increments.

Fewer Fingersticks

Frequent finger-sticks are required. 


Discreet. Smallest tubed pump with visible tubing. Ability to bolus directly on a compatible smartphone. Can be clipped to clothing or placed in a pocket to be discreet when needed. Touchscreen of pump looks like normal tech device.