After this morning’s visit with my endocrinologist, we have decided to suspend my use of the t:slim insulin pump.
I’ve had a good run and a bad run with it, and it seems that maybe this pump is just not for me. I’ve had a lot of issues lately, some that were happening with the old pump that we thought were fixed by the replacement, and some new ones. As of the 7th of this month, I had started on MDI for a couple of days and then a couple of days later, I went back to my Medtronic pump, both with better results than the t:slim. I don’t want to say that the t:slim is a bad pump, because it apparently works great for some. But for me, it doesn’t and it’s just not a good fit right now. I hope that they are able to improve upon their design within the next couple of years, and maybe I’ll go back to it.
As of now, I’m following his orders and staying on the Medtronic Revel. Thank you to all who have followed me over the past couple of months. It’s been a joy to blog about my t:slim adventure for you.
6 thoughts on “Putting It Away”
Great info! Have you given Omnipod a try yet. I love mine, but would love to hear your thought!
I love the omnipod system, but my insurance barely pays for pods, so it’s rather expensive to me. 😦
You may not say it, but I will. It’s a bad pump. No, a terrible pump. It’s constantly alarming in the most annoying way possible, needs to be charged regularly (three week batter life in my medtronic was so much better), has a fiddly interface, and horrible support. Add to that support that just sucks (it really does, especially when you’re in a pinch) and a sales team full of lies and deceit (how many people were promised a dexcom firmware update that never showed up?). My sales rep even went so far as to encourage me to commit insurance fraud. I have a feeling the company is going down in flames, and I’m doing everything I can to get back to a Medtronic pump. Yup, it’s _that_ bad.
Agreed 100%. T:slim is a very bad product. From the pump itself to customer service. Beware of this company!!!!!!
I believe the company is aware their product is poor but hide behind “all of the potential variables” that could possibly contribute to unexplained blood sugars. For myself, I am convinced that my unexplained highs are the T:slim’s doing.
I never knew how incredibly unregulated pumps were before experiencing highs like I have never seen in my life until using the T:slim. At this point, I believe Animas and Medtronic products are the safest and most reliable pumps out there.