Carb Counting #3: Other Influences

Read more to learn how the balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in a meal has an effect on post-meal blood glucose, and how the Glycemic Index System ranks carb-containing foods according to their effect on blood glucose, maintaining that equal amounts of different carbohydrates can have different effects.
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| Feb 07, 2018

Carb Counting #2: Nutrition Labels

Labels are designed to make it easy for consumers to make better informed food choices. They are the most reliable and easy-to-use resource for estimating carbohydrates in foods. Read more to learn how to use the data provided to count the carbohydrate you’re eating.
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| Jan 31, 2018

Logan and his #tsliminthewild raised over $24,000 for Children with Diabetes and JDRF

As a special challenge for this milestone year along his journey with diabetes, Logan chose to run at the annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in support non-profits that have supported him in his journey with diabetes. Logan ran the 10K for Children with Diabetes and the 5K to fundraise for JDRF. He raised over $24,000 and was the youngest runner on both teams.
| Jan 29, 2018

Carb Counting #1: Food and Blood Glucose

Food is a big part of our lives and also has a big effect on blood glucose. Knowing how to count carbohydrates offers the flexibility of matching your insulin to the carbohydrate in the foods that you eat.
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| Jan 03, 2018

We Have a Bolus for That!

Whatever you call your bolus, the t:slim X2 and t:flex Insulin Pumps from Tandem Diabetes Care help you deliver it quickly and discreetly. So, wherever you wear your pump and whenever your cravings hit, go ahead and have just one, as long as you’re there...
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| Dec 16, 2017

The end of the year is a great time to save on out-of-pocket costs for a new insulin pump or pump supplies

It’s the perfect time to explore new technology and to take advantage of the remaining funds in your Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account. These funds often don’t carry over to the next year, so make sure not to end the year with unclaimed health benefits – year end will be here sooner than you think!
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| Dec 01, 2017

Study Results: Usability of a Predictive Low Glucose Suspend (PLGS) Feature on a Touchscreen Insulin Pump

Tandem recently presented Human Factors research that demonstrates ease of use and effectiveness of computer-based training for a touchscreen insulin pump with an Automated Insulin Delivery feature.
| Nov 10, 2017

Needle Free on the Nashville stage with country music artist Amanda Jo

Amanda Jo was in first grade when she was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up. She drew a girl singing on the radio. Skip ahead almost 20 years, and a diabetes diagnosis later, and Amanda and her former touring partner, Billy Lee, have joined forces as the duo Truckstop Honey. This year they signed a record contract with Winter Records and released their single, Polaroid, to country radio.
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| Oct 12, 2017

Our Response to Animas’ Exit from the Insulin Pump Market

We believe competition is important to push companies to constantly innovate for people with diabetes and provide the highest level of quality and service at a reasonable price. For that reason, we are disappointed by this week’s news that Animas is exiting the U.S. pump market and have designated Medtronic as a preferred partner to transition customers.
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| Oct 05, 2017

First t:slim X2 Insulin Pump Users Update Their Pumps from Home

Upon FDA approval of Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM compatibility, thousands of existing t:slim X2 Insulin Pump users were able to add CGM integration to their pump from home using their personal computer, without waiting for their insurance to cover a new device. Just four weeks after launch of the software update, one-third of users have already updated their pumps via personal computer. Of the t:slim X2 Pump users who have taken advantage of the software update, more than 85% indicated they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the update process.
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| Sep 30, 2017

Why Remote Pump Software Updates Matter

Up until recently, insulin pumps didn’t change that much - they did basal, they did bolus, and that was about it, so the typical 4-year insurance company reimbursement cycle wasn’t really a big deal. But the pace of innovation in diabetes technology has picked up rapidly. What if you could choose a pump today that could be updated with new features as they become approved and available?
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| Sep 14, 2017

#tsliminthewild Diabetes Show and Tell

We want to help you teach your classmates about this important aspect of your life in honor of National Diabetes Awareness month in November. Post a photo of yourself with a back-to-school theme for a chance to win one of 70 school classroom visits from a Tandem guest, and be featured on Tandem social media channels.
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| Sep 11, 2017

Emergency Evacuation – Insulin Pump Supplies Packing List

In case you have to relocate, we’ve included a packing list of important items you may need if you are being evacuated and have limited time to pack. In the event that you or someone you know have difficulty accessing supplies for a Tandem pump, our Customer Technical Support team is available 24/7 at 1-877-801-6901 and can help you coordinate with local resources for assistance in your area.
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| Sep 07, 2017

Erin Didier, Territory Manager

We treat our fellow employees like friends and family, and the company like our own home. This universal respect allows us the freedom to be ourselves and to be effective at our jobs, knowing at the end of the day that we can trust everyone to do the right thing, for each other and for the company. Meet Territory Manger, Erin Didier. Erin grew up in Big Sky country, Montana, a state with more cows than people and one area code.
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| Aug 21, 2017

New Pump Cases Available!

We’ve partnered with a popular cellphone case manufacturer to develop new cases for Tandem insulin pumps! These cases have a rigid plastic shell with removable stainless steel clip. Until now, our t:flex users have had only one case option, so we’re excited to finally offer the new and improved t:case 480!
| Jul 31, 2017

Off-The-Grid Charging Options to Power Your Pump in the Wild

We often get questions about what happens when Tandem pumpers are out with their #tsliminthewild away from power outlets. Learn more about options for remote charging!
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| Jul 12, 2017

Featured User - Dee Anne Gauthier

t:slim Pump user Dee Ann Gauthier remembers traveling by bus on Sundays from Clara Barton diabetes camp for girls to Dr. Elliott Joslin’s private estate in Vermont where she spent the day eating watermelon and petting his horses with other girls with diabetes. 50 years later she walked through the doors of the Joslin clinic to accept her 50-year Joslin medal that recognizes individuals who have lived with insulin-dependent diabetes.
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| Jul 12, 2017

Dwight Lee, Manager, Software Engineering

Dwight Lee started his career in the aerospace industry implementing software. While the software was interesting to him he felt disconnected from the final outcome. He came to Tandem Diabetes Care for the opportunity to make software that has a larger and more significant impact on the user. After almost nine years, he’s making a significant impact as manager of software engineering, and it is still what he enjoys most about being at Tandem.
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| May 26, 2017

Danielle Karsten, Sr. Product Manager, Marketing

As Sr. Marketing Product Manager at Tandem, Danielle Karsten focuses on the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for our insulin pumps and pump accessories. She has over 15 years of marketing experience in both medical device and diagnostic industries. Here she reflects on attributes of communication that are valued and respected at Tandem.
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| May 25, 2017

Chelsie Coaster Reinforces Customer Focus Through Her Field Work

We have the world’s best customers, and we are very protective of them. When making business decisions, we always ask ourselves and our partners “how will this impact our customers?” Chelsie Coaster, MS, RD, CDE, is one of Tandem’s Clinical Diabetes Specialists. She has lived with diabetes for 25 years. After her diagnosis, Chelsie knew she wanted to become an educator to help positively impact the lives of families living with diabetes. Here she shares examples of how she is able to reinforce Tandem’s customer focus through her field work.
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| Apr 27, 2017