See below for important information on how to operate your t:slim Insulin Pump, as well as important warnings and cautions on proper operation and technical information to ensure your safety.
Review all instructions in your User Guide before using your t:slim Insulin Pump. Your User Guide contains step-by-step instructions to help you properly program, manage and care for your pump.
If you are not able to use your pump according to the instructions in your User Guide, you may be putting your health and safety at risk.
Pay special attention to Warnings and Precautions in your User Guide. Warnings and Precautions are identified with /!\.
If you still have questions after reading your User Guide, contact Tandem Diabetes Care Customer Technical Support at 1-877-801-6901. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Any clinical language presented below is based on the assumption that you have been educated by your healthcare provider on certain terms and how they apply to you in your diabetes management. Your healthcare provider can help you establish diabetes management guidelines that best fit your lifestyle and needs.
Monitor your blood glucose (BG) with the guidance of your healthcare provider. According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ white paper Insulin Pump Therapy: Guidelines for Successful Outcomes, patients should routinely check their BG levels at least 4 times daily (optimally 6–8 times daily) in order to detect hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) and hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) early. Undetected hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia can result without proper monitoring.
Consult your healthcare provider before using your pump to determine which features are most appropriate for you. Only your healthcare provider can determine and help you adjust your basal rate(s), insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio(s), correction factor(s), blood glucose (BG) target, and duration of insulin action.
Make sure that you always have an insulin syringe and vial of insulin with you as a backup for emergency situations. You should also always have an appropriate emergency kit with you. Talk with your healthcare provider regarding what items this kit should include.
Supplies to carry every day:
INDICATIONS FOR USE AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
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