It’s been one whole year since I received my Tandem t:slim insulin pump. It’s not been all rainbows and unicorns, that’s for sure, but I am very blessed to have this pump. I want to make it work so badly – both out of loving the interface of it and the looks (I mean, come on… I can change out clips to fit my mood and not be bound by one pump color? Score!) and the simple fact that my insurance paid a butt-load for this little piece of machinery and I feel it’s my duty to do my part.
So far, since my last restart (shhh! Don’t tell my endo yet!), things have been going well. I’ve been taking some new tips into consideration when setting it up and it seems to be helping. I still can’t get over the loss of 40-50 units per cartridge change, but it’s something I’m going to have to suck up and get over until they can improve this in the pump.
I’m hoping that maybe it was just a rocky start with the pump and that things will go smooth from here on out.