what moron designed the carrying case with the clip so that the user has to either unclip it from their beltline or (my personal favorite…) learn to read upside down.
Great design if you wanna make it easier for those times when your showing others how it works because you don’t even have to unclip it. You just need to coax people to stare directly at your crotchal region.
Crappy design for those of us that actually have to use it, daily.
Any body have any sources of better clips (or at least one that makes this device more easily readable by the user?)
A friend of mine recently bought one that properly orients the pump. I think she said she bought it through a 3rd party vendor off the Tandem online store. BTW, DME rules have me locked in to old technology Medtronic until 2020. I would be thrilled to put up with your huge design flaw. Want to trade?
Andy @AJZimmerman, it is no way as simple and handy as the MiniMed “holster”. I changed my clip to the “end” position - the end with the cartridge tail - and as long as I have the pump clipped on my right side I can use it without un-clipping.
As I favor using my left hand, I needed retraining from the many years with my ild pumps.
I use an older Medtronic Minimed holster for my t:slim X2 pump.
It fits nicely(has a belt clip), and I can rotate it 180 degrees for ease of use. I took my clip off my pump when I first got it, and have never used it. It was awkward, to say the least, to use.
Hi Mary @FlasH2b, I also found that the t-Slim fits in the old [MM 522 and 523] MiniMed holsters. Even fits with the Tandem case.
I keep one on my counter for easy access when I know I will be needing more frequent access.
I agree that this is a big design flaw. Clip-n-Go is what I used when I had a Tandem pump. I use a Medtronic with Dexcom CGM now. There is s much personal preference involved in pumping! Good luck finding the case that works best for you.
I noticed the same issue with my Medtronic 670G. It seems like in early trials, someone would have yelled out about this problem…lol. I don’t get it. But, I have so much time on my hands and not nearly enough things to do with managing my BG. I bet no one thought one more thing to do would be an issue. lol
I know what you mean. I don’t care if people watch me use it but it would be more convenient the other way. I tried using the vertical clip but that one kept popping off so I use the one that’s upside down. A lot of the time I just keep my pump in my pocket though.