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WARNING: Tandem performed an evaluation of the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology and determined that it may not be safe for use in children under the age of six because Control-IQ technology has lower limits of total daily insulin and weight requirements. Therefore, Control-IQ technology should not be used in anyone under the age of six years old. Control-IQ technology should also not be used in patients who require less than a total daily insulin dose of 10 units per day or who weigh less than 55 pounds, as those are the required minimum values needed in order for Control-IQ technology to operate safely.

 

Indications for Use

The t:slim X2 insulin pump with interoperable technology is intended for the subcutaneous delivery of insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons requiring insulin. The pump is able to reliably and securely communicate with compatible, digitally connected devices, including automated insulin dosing software, to receive, execute, and confirm commands from these devices

The pump is intended for single patient use. Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

The pump is indicated for use with NovoLog or Humalog U-100 insulin

The pump is indicated for use in persons six years of age and greater.

When used as a system with compatible integrated continuous glucose monitors (iCGM), alternate controller enabled (ACE) pump, and Bolus calculator, Control-IQ technology can be used to automatically increase, decrease, and suspend delivery of basal insulin based on CGM readings and predicted glucose values. It can also deliver correction boluses when the glucose value is predicted to exceed a predefined threshold. ControlIQ technology is not a substitute for your own active diabetes management.

Control-IQ technology is intended for the management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons 14 years of age and greater.

Control-IQ technology is intended for single patient use. Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Control-IQ technology is indicated for use with NovoLog or Humalog U-100 insulin

 
 

 
 

Contraindications

The pump is not intended for anyone unable or unwilling to:

  • Use the pump, CGM, and all other system components in accordance with their respective instructions for use
  • Test BG levels as recommended by a healthcare provider
  • Demonstrate adequate carbohydrate-counting skills
  • Maintain sufficient diabetes selfcare skills
  • See a healthcare provider(s) regularly

The user must also have adequate vision and/or hearing in order to recognize all functions of your pump, including alerts, alarms, and reminders.

The t:slim X2 pump, transmitter, and sensor must be removed before Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) scan, or diathermy treatment. Exposure to MRI, CT, or diathermy treatment can damage the components.

 
 

 
 

System Warnings

t:slim X2 Insulin Pump Warnings

DO NOT start to use your pump before reading the user guide. Failure to follow the instructions in this user guide can result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events. If you have questions or need further clarification on your pump use, ask your healthcare provider or call Customer Technical Support.

DO NOT start to use your pump before you have been appropriately trained on its use by a certified trainer or through the training materials available online if you are updating your pump. Consult with your healthcare provider for your individual training needs for the pump. Failure to complete the necessary training on your pump could result in serious injury or death.

ONLY use U-100 Humalog or U-100 NovoLog with your pump. Only U-100 Humalog and NovoLog have been tested and found to be compatible for use in the pump. Use of insulin with lesser or greater concentration can result in under delivery or over delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT put any other drugs or medications inside your pump cartridge. The pump is designed only for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) using U-100 Humalog or U-100 NovoLog insulin. Use of other drugs or medications can damage the pump and result in injury if infused.

DO NOT start to use your pump before consulting with your healthcare provider to determine which features are most appropriate for you. Only your healthcare provider can determine and help you adjust your basal rate(s), carb ratio(s), correction factor(s), target BG, and duration of insulin action. In addition, only your healthcare provider can determine your CGM settings and how you should use your sensor trend information to help you manage your diabetes. Incorrect settings can result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

ALWAYS be prepared to inject insulin with an alternative method if delivery is interrupted for any reason. Your pump is designed to deliver insulin reliably, but because it uses only rapid-acting insulin, you will not have long-acting insulin in your body. Failure to have an alternative method of insulin delivery can lead to very high BG or Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).

ONLY use cartridges and infusion sets with matching connectors and follow their instructions for use. Failure to do so may result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin and may cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT place your infusion set on any scars, lumps, moles, stretch marks or tattoos. Placing your infusion set in these areas can cause swelling, irritation or infection. This can affect insulin absorption and cause high or low BG.

ALWAYS carefully follow the instructions for use accompanying your infusion set for proper insertion and infusion site care, as failure to do so could result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin or infection.

NEVER fill your tubing while your infusion set is connected to your body. Always ensure that the infusion set is disconnected from your body before filling the tubing. Failure to disconnect your infusion set from your body before filling the tubing can result in over delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) events.

NEVER reuse cartridges or use cartridges other than those manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care. Use of cartridges not manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care or reuse of cartridges may result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

ALWAYS twist the tubing connector between the cartridge tubing and the infusion set tubing an extra quarter of a turn to ensure a secure connection. A loose connection can cause insulin to leak, resulting in under delivery of insulin. This can cause hyperglycemia (high BG).

DO NOT disconnect the tubing connector between the cartridge tubing and the infusion set tubing. If the connection comes loose, disconnect the infusion set from your body before tightening. Failure to disconnect before tightening can result in over delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG).

DO NOT remove or add insulin from a filled cartridge after loading onto the pump. This will result in an inaccurate display of the insulin level on the Home screen and you could run out of insulin before the pump detects an empty cartridge. This can cause very high BG, or Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).

DO NOT deliver a bolus until you have reviewed the calculated bolus amount on the pump display. If you deliver an insulin amount that is too high or too low, this could cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events. You can always adjust the insulin units up or down before you decide to deliver your bolus.

DO NOT allow small children (either pump users or non-users) to ingest small parts, such as the rubber USB port cover and cartridge components. Small parts could pose a choking hazard. If ingested or swallowed, these small component pieces may cause internal injury or infection.

The pump includes parts (such as the USB cable and infusion set tubing) that could pose a strangulation or asphyxiation hazard. ALWAYS use the appropriate length of infusion set tubing and arrange cables and tubing to minimize the risk of strangulation. ENSURE that these parts are stored in a secure place when not in use.

For patients who do not self-manage their disease, the Security PIN function should ALWAYS be on when the pump is not being used by a caregiver. The Security PIN function is intended to prevent inadvertent screen taps or button presses that may lead to insulin delivery or changes in the pump settings. These changes can potentially lead to hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic events.

For patients whose insulin administration is managed by a caregiver, ALWAYS turn off the Quick Bolus feature to avoid inadvertent bolus delivery. If the Security PIN is turned on, the Quick Bolus feature is automatically disabled. Inadvertent screen taps, button presses, or tampering with the insulin pump could result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

 
Radiology and Medical Procedures and Your t:slim X2 System

ALWAYS notify the provider/technician about your diabetes and your pump. If you need to discontinue use of the pump for medical procedures, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions to replace missed insulin when you reconnect to the pump. Check your BG before disconnecting from the pump and again when you reconnect and treat high BG levels as recommended by your healthcare provider.

DO NOT expose your pump, transmitter, or sensor to:

  • X-ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan
  • Other exposure to radiation

The System is magnetic resonance (MR) unsafe. You must take off your pump, transmitter, and sensor and leave them outside the procedure room if you are going to have any of the above procedures.

In addition to the above, DO NOT expose your pump, transmitter, or sensor to:

  • Pacemaker/Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) placement or reprogramming
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Nuclear Stress Test

You must take off your pump, transmitter, and sensor and leave them outside the procedure room if you are going to have any of the above medical procedures.

There are other procedures where you should proceed with caution:

  • Laser Surgery – Your System can usually be worn during the procedure. However, some lasers can create interference and cause the System to alarm.
  • General Anesthesia – Depending on the equipment being used, you may or may not need to remove your System. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider.

There is no need to disconnect for electrocardiograms (EKGs) or colonoscopies. If you have questions, contact Customer Technical Support.

DO NOT use the pump if you have a condition which, in the opinion of your healthcare provider, would put you at risk. Examples of individuals who should not use the pump include those with uncontrolled thyroid disease, renal failure (e.g. dialysis or eGFR < 30), hemophilia, or another major bleeding disorder, or unstable cardiovascular disease.

 
Using Dexcom G6 with Your t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump

DO NOT ignore symptoms of high and low glucose. If your sensor glucose alerts and readings do not match your symptoms, measure your BG with a BG meter even if your sensor is not reading in the high or low range.

DO NOT ignore sensor wire fractures. Sensors may fracture on rare occasions. If a sensor wire breaks and no portion of it is visible above the skin, do not attempt to remove it. Seek professional medical help if you have symptoms of infection or inflammation (redness, swelling, or pain) at the insertion site. If you experience a broken sensor wire, please report this to Customer Technical Support.

DO NOT use Dexcom G6 CGM in pregnant women or persons on dialysis. The System is not approved for use in pregnant women or persons on dialysis and has not been evaluated in these populations. Sensor glucose readings may be inaccurate in these populations and could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT use Dexcom G6 CGM in critically ill patients. It is not known how different conditions or medications common to the critically ill population may affect the performance of the System. Sensor glucose readings may be inaccurate in critically ill patients, and solely relying on the sensor glucose alerts and readings for treatment decisions could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT insert the sensor in sites other than the abdomen (belly) or upper buttocks (for ages 6–17 only). Other sites have not been studied and are not approved. Use in other sites might cause sensor glucose readings to be inaccurate and could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT expect CGM alerts until after the 2-hour startup. You will NOT get any sensor glucose readings or alerts until after the 2-hour startup ends. During this time you might miss severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT use your transmitter if it is damaged/cracked. This could create an electrical safety hazard or malfunction, which might cause electrical shocks.

STORE the Dexcom G6 CGM sensor at temperatures between 36°F (2.2°C) to 86°F (30°C) for the length of the sensor’s shelf life. You may store the sensor in the refrigerator if it is within this temperature range. The sensor should not be stored in a freezer. Storing the sensor improperly might cause the sensor glucose readings to be inaccurate, and you might miss severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT allow young children to hold the sensor, transmitter or transmitter kit box without adult supervision. The sensor and transmitter include small parts that may pose a choking hazard.

 
 

 
 

System Precautions

 
t:slim X2 Insulin Pump Precautions

DO NOT open or attempt to repair your insulin pump. The pump is a sealed device that should be opened and repaired only by Tandem Diabetes Care. Modification could result in a safety hazard. If your pump seal is broken, the pump is no longer watertight and the warranty is voided.

CHANGE your infusion set every 48 to 72 hours as recommended by your healthcare provider. Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before handling the infusion set and thoroughly clean the insertion site on your body to avoid infection. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of infection at your insulin infusion site.

ALWAYS remove all air bubbles from the pump before beginning insulin delivery. Ensure there are no air bubbles when drawing insulin into the filling syringe, hold the pump with the white fill port pointed up when filling the tubing, and ensure that there are no air bubbles in the tubing when filling. Air in the system takes space where insulin should be and can affect insulin delivery.

CHECK your infusion site daily for proper placement and leaks. REPLACE your infusion set if you notice leaks around the site. Improperly placed sites or leaks around the infusion site can result in under delivery of insulin.

CHECK your infusion set tubing daily for any leaks, air bubbles, or kinks. Air in the tubing, leaks in the tubing, or kinked tubing may restrict or stop insulin delivery and result in under delivery of insulin.

CHECK the tubing connection between your cartridge tubing and infusion set tubing daily to ensure it is tight and secure. Leaks around the tubing connection can result in under delivery of insulin.

DO NOT change your infusion set before bedtime or if you will not be able to test your BG 1–2 hours after the new infusion set is placed. It is important to confirm that the infusion set is inserted correctly and delivering insulin. It is also important to respond quickly to any problems with the insertion to ensure continued insulin delivery. ALWAYS check that your cartridge has enough insulin to last through the night before going to bed. If you are sleeping, you could fail to hear the Empty Cartridge Alarm and miss part of your basal insulin delivery.

CHECK your pump’s personal settings regularly to ensure they are correct. Incorrect settings can result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin. Consult with your healthcare provider as needed.

ALWAYS make sure that the correct time and date are set on your insulin pump. Not having the correct time and date setting may affect safe insulin delivery. When editing time, always check that the AM/PM setting is accurate, if applicable. AM is to be used from midnight until 11:59 AM. PM is to be used from noon until 11:59 PM.

CONFIRM that the screen display turns on, you can hear audible beeps, feel the pump vibrate, and see the green LED light blinking around the edge of the Screen On/Quick Bolus button when you connect a power source to the USB port. These features are used to notify you about alerts, alarms, and other conditions that require your attention. If these features are not working, discontinue use of the pump and contact Customer Technical Support.

CHECK your pump regularly for potential alarm conditions that may display. It is important to be aware of conditions that may affect insulin delivery and require your attention so you can respond as soon as possible.

DO NOT use the vibrate feature for alerts and alarms during sleep unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. Having the volume for alerts and alarms set to high will help ensure that you don’t miss an alert or alarm.

ALWAYS look at the screen to confirm correct programming of the bolus amount when you first use the Quick Bolus feature. Looking at the screen will ensure that you are correctly using the beep/vibration commands to program the intended bolus amount.

DO NOT use your pump if you think it might be damaged due to dropping it or hitting it against a hard surface. Check that the pump is working properly by plugging a power source into the USB port and confirming that the display turns on, you hear audible beeps, feel the pump vibrate, and see the green LED light blinking around the edge of the Screen On/Quick Bolus button. If you are unsure about potential damage, discontinue use of the pump and contact Customer Technical Support.

AVOID exposure of your pump to temperatures below 40°F (5°C) or above 99°F (37°C). Insulin can freeze at low temperatures or degrade at high temperatures. Insulin that has been exposed to conditions outside of the manufacturer’s recommended ranges can affect the safety and performance of the pump.

AVOID submerging your pump in fluid beyond a depth of 3 feet (0.91 m) or for more than 30 minutes (IPX7 rating). If your pump has been exposed to fluid beyond these limits, check for any signs of fluid entry. If there are signs of fluid entry, discontinue use of the pump and contact Customer Technical Support.

AVOID areas where there may be flammable anesthetics or explosive gases. The pump is not suitable for use in these areas and there is a risk of explosion. Remove your pump if you need to enter these areas.

MAKE SURE to not move further than the length of the USB cable when you are connected to the pump and to a charging source. Moving further than the length of the USB cable may cause the cannula to be pulled out of the infusion site. For this reason it is recommended not to charge the pump while sleeping.

DISCONNECT your infusion set from your body while on high-speed/high gravity amusement park thrill rides. Rapid changes in altitude or gravity can affect insulin delivery and cause injury.

DISCONNECT your infusion set from your body before flying in an aircraft without cabin pressurization or in planes used for aerobatics or combat simulation (pressurized or not). Rapid changes in altitude or gravity can affect insulin delivery and cause injury.

CONSULT your healthcare provider about lifestyle changes such as weight gain or loss, and starting or stopping exercise. Your insulin needs may change in response to lifestyle changes. Your basal rate(s) and other settings may need adjustment.

CHECK your BG using a BG meter following a gradual elevation change of up to each 1,000 feet (305 meters), such as when snow skiing or driving on a mountain road. Delivery accuracy can vary up to 15% until 3 units of total insulin have been delivered or elevation has changed by more than 1,000 feet (305 meters). Changes in delivery accuracy can affect insulin delivery and cause injury.

ALWAYS check with your healthcare provider for specific guidelines if you want or need to disconnect from the pump for any reason. Depending on the length of time and reason you are disconnecting, you may need to replace missed basal and/or bolus insulin. Check your BG before disconnecting from the pump and again when you reconnect, and treat high BG levels as recommended by your healthcare provider.

ENSURE that your personal insulin delivery settings are programmed into the pump before use if you receive a warranty replacement. Failure to enter your insulin delivery settings could result in over delivery or under delivery of insulin. This can cause hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events. Consult your healthcare provider as needed. Interference with your pump’s electronics by cell phones can occur if worn in close proximity. It is recommended that your pump and cell phone be worn at least 6.4 inches (16.3 cm) apart.

ALWAYS dispose of used components such as cartridges, syringes, needles, infusion sets, and CGM sensors following the instructions from your healthcare provider. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling used components.

 
Using Dexcom G6 CGM with Your t:slim X2 Insulin Pump

DO NOT open the sensor package until you have washed your hands with soap and water, and let them dry. You may contaminate the insertion site and suffer an infection if you have dirty hands while inserting the sensor.

DO NOT insert the sensor until you have cleaned the skin with a topical antimicrobial solution, such as isopropyl alcohol, and allowed the skin to dry. Inserting into unclean skin might lead to infection. Do not insert the sensor until the cleaned area is dry so the sensor adhesive will stick better.

AVOID using the same spot repeatedly for sensor insertion. Rotate your sensor placement sites, and do not use the same site for two sensor sessions in a row. Using the same site might cause scarring or skin irritation.

AVOID inserting the sensor in areas that are likely to be bumped, pushed or compressed, or areas of skin with scarring, tattoos, or irritation as these are not ideal sites to measure glucose. Insertion in those areas might affect accuracy and could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

AVOID injecting insulin or placing an infusion set within 3 inches (7.6 cm) of the sensor. The insulin might affect sensor accuracy and could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT use the sensor if its sterile package has been damaged or opened. Using an unsterile sensor might cause infection.

PAY ATTENTION to the trend information on your CGM Home screen, as well as your symptoms, before using CGM values to calculate and deliver a correction bolus. Individual CGM values may not be as accurate as BG meter values.

To calibrate the Dexcom G6 CGM, ALWAYS enter the exact BG value that your BG meter displays within 5 minutes of a carefully performed BG measurement. Do not enter sensor glucose readings for calibration. Entering incorrect BG values, BG values obtained more than 5 minutes before entry, or sensor glucose readings might affect sensor accuracy and could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT calibrate if your BG is changing at a significant rate, typically more than 2 mg/dL per minute. Do not calibrate when your receiver screen is showing the rising or falling single arrow or double arrow, which indicates that your BG is rapidly rising or falling. Calibrating during significant rise or fall of BG may affect sensor accuracy and could result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

The Dexcom G6 CGM accuracy may be affected when your glucose is changing at a significant rate (i.e., 2 to 3 mg/dL/min or more than 3 mg/dL each minute), such as during exercise or after a meal.

AVOID separating the transmitter and pump by more than 20 feet (6 meters). The transmission range from the transmitter to the pump is up to 20 feet (6 meters) without obstruction. Wireless communication does not work well through water so the range is reduced if you are in a pool, bathtub, or on a water bed, etc. To ensure communication, it is suggested that you face your pump screen out and away from the body, and wear the pump on the same side of the body that you wear your CGM. Types of obstruction differ and have not been tested. If your transmitter and pump are farther than 20 feet (6 meters) apart or are separated by an obstruction, they might not communicate or the communication distance may be shorter and result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT use alternative BG site testing (blood from your palm or forearm, etc.) for calibration. Alternative site BG values may be different than those taken from a fingerstick BG value and may not represent the timeliest BG value. Use a BG value taken only from a fingerstick for calibration. Alternative site BG values might affect sensor accuracy and result in you missing severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

ENSURE that your transmitter ID is programmed into the pump before you use the System if you receive a warranty replacement pump. The pump cannot communicate with the transmitter unless the transmitter ID is entered. If the pump and transmitter are not communicating, you will not receive sensor glucose readings and you might miss severe hypoglycemia (low BG) or hyperglycemia (high BG) events.

DO NOT discard your transmitter. It is reusable. The same transmitter is used for each session until you have reached the end of the transmitter battery life.

The Dexcom G6 sensor is not compatible with older versions of transmitters or receivers. Do not mix transmitters, receivers, and sensors from different generations.

 
 

 
 

Potential Benefits from Using the System

The pump provides an automated way to deliver basal and bolus insulin. Delivery can be fine-tuned based on up to six customizable Personal Profiles, each with up to 16 time-based settings for basal rate, carb ratio, correction factor, and target BG. In addition, the temp rate feature allows you to program a temporary basal rate change for up to 72 hours.

The pump gives you the option of delivering a bolus all at once, or delivering a percentage over an extended period of time without navigating to different menus. You can also program a bolus more discreetly using the Quick Bolus feature, which can be used without looking at the pump, and can be programmed in increments of either units of insulin or grams of carbohydrate.

From the Bolus screen, the “calculator within a calculator” feature allows you to enter multiple carbohydrate values and add them together. The insulin pump’s bolus calculator will recommend a bolus based on the entire amount of carbohydrates entered, which can help eliminate guesswork.

The pump keeps track of the amount of active insulin from food and correction boluses (IOB). When programming additional food or correction boluses, the pump will subtract the amount of IOB from the recommended bolus if your BG is below the target set in your active Personal Profile. This can help prevent insulin stacking, which can lead to hypoglycemia (low BG).

You can program a number of reminders that will prompt you to retest your BG after a low or high BG is entered, as well as a “Missed Meal Bolus Reminder” which will alert you if a bolus isn’t entered during a specified period of time. If activated, these can help reduce the likelihood that you will forget to check your BG or bolus for meals.

You have the ability to view a variety of data right on your screen, including the time and amount of your last bolus, your total insulin delivery by day, as well as broken into basal, food bolus, and correction bolus.

When paired with Dexcom G6 transmitter and sensor, your pump can receive CGM readings every 5 minutes, which are displayed as a trend graph on the CGM Home screen. You can also program your pump to alert you when your CGM readings are above or below a given level, or are rising or falling quickly. Unlike the readings from a standard BG meter, CGM readings allow you to view trends in real time, as well as capture information when you would otherwise be unable to check your blood sugar, such as while you are asleep. This information can be useful for you and your healthcare provider when considering changes to your therapy. In addition, the programmable alerts can help you to spot potential low or high BG sooner than you would using a only a BG meter.

In some studies, CGM was shown to increase time in the target glucose range. Subjects in these studies had better diabetes control (lowered A1C values, reduced glycemic variability and time spent in low and high BG ranges)1, 2, 3 which can help reduce diabetes related complications.4, 5 These benefits can be seen especially with using real-time CGM at least six days per week2 and were sustained over time.6 In some cases, patients perceived an increase in their quality of life and peace of mind when using real-time CGM as well as reporting a high satisfaction with CGM.7

 
 

 
 

Potential Risks from Using the System

As with any medical device, there are risks associated with using your pump. Many of the risks are common to insulin therapy in general, but there are additional risks associated with continuous insulin infusion and continuous glucose monitoring. Reading your user guide and following the instructions for use are critical for the safe operation of your System. Consult your healthcare provider about how these risks may impact you.

Inserting and wearing an infusion set might cause infection, bleeding, pain or skin irritations (redness, swelling, bruising, itching, scarring, or skin discoloration).

There is a remote chance that an infusion set cannula fragment could remain under your skin if the cannula breaks while you are wearing it. If you think a cannula has broken under your skin, contact your healthcare provider and call Customer Technical Support.

Other risks associated with infusion sets include occlusions and air bubbles in the tubing or dislodged cannula, which can affect insulin delivery. If your BG does not decrease after initiating a bolus, or you have other unexplained high BG, it is recommended that you check your infusion set for an occlusion or air bubbles, and verify that the cannula has not dislodged. If the condition persists, call Customer Technical Support or seek medical attention as required.

Risks that could result from pump failure include the following:

    • possible hypoglycemia (low BG) from over-delivery of insulin due to a hardware defect or software anomaly. • hyperglycemia (high BG) and ketosis possibly leading to Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) due to pump failure resulting in cessation of insulin delivery due to either a hardware defect, software anomaly, or infusion set failure. Having a backup method of insulin delivery greatly reduces your risk of severe hyperglycemia or DKA.

Inserting the sensor and wearing the adhesive patch might cause infection, bleeding, pain and skin irritations (readiness, swelling, bruising, itching, scarring, or skin discoloration).

There is a remote chance that a sensor wire fragment could remain under your skin if the sensor wire breaks while you are wearing it. If you think a sensor wire has broken under your skin, contact your healthcare provider and call Customer Technical Support.

Other risks associated with CGM use include the following:

  • You will not get sensor glucose alerts when the alert function is turned off, your transmitter and pump are out of range, or when your pump is not showing sensor glucose readings. You might not notice alerts if you are unable to hear them or feel the vibration.
  • There are a number of risks as a result of the fact that the Dexcom G6 CGM takes readings from fluid below the skin (interstitial fluid) instead of blood. There are differences in how glucose is measured in the blood compared to how it is measured in interstitial fluid, and glucose is absorbed into the interstitial fluid slower than it is absorbed into the blood, which can cause CGM readings to lag behind readings from a BG meter.

 
 

 
 

Working with Your Healthcare Provider

Any clinical language presented in this user guide 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.

Consult your healthcare provider before using the 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), target BG, and duration of insulin action. In addition, only your healthcare provider can determine your CGM settings and how you should use your sensor trend information to help you manage your diabetes.

 
 

 
 

Emergency Kit

Make sure that you always have an insulin syringe and vial of insulin or a prefilled insulin pen 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:

  • BG testing supplies: meter, strips, control solution, lancets, meter batteries
  • Fast-acting carbohydrate to treat low BG
  • Extra snack for longer coverage than fast-acting carbohydrate
  • Glucagon emergency kit
  • Rapid-acting insulin and syringes or a prefilled insulin pen
  • Infusion sets (minimum of 2)
  • Insulin pump cartridges (minimum of 2)
  • Infusion site preparation products (antiseptic wipes, skin adhesive)
  • Diabetes identification card or jewelry

 
 

 
 

Verification of Proper Functionality

A power supply (AC adapter with micro-USB connector) is provided with your pump. Before using your pump, ensure that the following occur when you connect a power supply into the USB port of your pump:

  • You hear an audible alert
  • You see the green light illuminate from the edge around the Screen On/Quick Bolus button
  • You feel a vibratory alert
  • You see a charge symbol (lightning bolt) on the battery level indicator

In addition, before using your pump, ensure the following:

  • Press the Screen On/Quick Bolus button to turn the screen on so that you can see the display
  • When the display screen is on, the touchscreen responds to your finger tap

 
/!\ PRECAUTION

CONFIRM that the screen display turns on, you can hear audible beeps, feel the pump vibrate, and see the green LED light blinking around the edge of the Screen On/Quick Bolus button when you connect a power source to the USB port. These features are used to notify you about alerts, alarms, and other conditions that require your attention. If these features are not working, discontinue use of your pump and contact Customer Technical Support.

 
 

 
 

Wireless Coexistence and Data Security

The System is designed to work safely and effectively in the presence of wireless devices typically found at home, work, retail stores, and places of leisure where daily activities occur. See Section 33.9 Distances Between the t:slim X2 Pump and RF Equipment in the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Technology User Guide for more information.

The System is designed to send and accept Bluetooth wireless technology communication. Communication is not established until you enter the appropriate credentials into your pump.

The System and system components ensure data security via proprietary means and ensure data integrity using error checking processes, such as cyclic redundancy checks.

 
 

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