Using the Dexcom G6 with the Tandem T-slim X2 pump

I was diagnosed with T1D in 1970. I used syringes from 1970 to 2006.

I used a Medtronic insulin pump from 2007-2016. Then because I wasn’t satisfied anymore with it’s performance, I switched to Insulet’s Omnipod insulin pump. I used that for 3 years until I got tired of the hassles of it not working well anymore.

So out of frustration, I told my doctor I couldn’t continue using it and I asked what else is out there that is closed loop because I didn’t want to go back to Medtronic. Now I use the Dexcom G6 with the Tandem T-slim X2 pump.

I absolutely love it. It keeps me covered from lows and soon
with the upgrade coming, it will handle my highs as well so it
will be a true closed loop system.

This is really the first time since 2007 that I feel I am managing my T1D
the best I have ever been able to. It has changed my hope for the future
for all those who get diagnosed with T1D. What a great time to be alive with T1D. My A1C’s are great and I only prick my finger once per day now!

This is a combo to seriously consider checking out. It is awesome!!!
The combo again, is the Dexcom G6 with the Tandem T-slim X2 pump.

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A closed loop system is not for everybody. I was excited about control-iq until I saw the abysmal numbers that the trials group were able to get out of the system. I do not think 70% time in range with a threshold of 70-180 is anything to brag about. I eat whatever I want, and keep my time in range above 85% with a threshold of 80-160. For me, the algorithm is not nearly as aggressive as it should be with both low and high BGs. We do not know what the next update will include or exclude. If Tandem do decide to do away with basal-iq instead of giving the user a choice between using basal-iq or control-iq on the pump, I will not give up basal-iq.

@gwebbwalker Hi Gary and welcome to the JDRF TypeOneNation Forum!

As Jason @Jason1 said, the closed-loop system isn’t for everyone; this has been proven during all controlled validity testing. I always offer the caution when speaking with people living with diabetes that … although the available technology [and that on the horizon] is awesome, there isn’t anything [AI] that replaces the human brain. I’ve observed that some closed-loop users assume the gadget is plug-n-play and put common sense aside. BTW, I’m looking forward to very soon upgrade my t-Slim x2 for the Control IQ.

And Jason, I agree that the 70% TIR goal is rather loose [65% for long-timers like me] so I’ve set my minimum TIR goal at 85%.