/ ! \ ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS
Your t:slim Pump is a sealed device that should be opened and repaired only by the manufacturer. If your t:slim Pump seal is broken, the warranty is voided and the pump is no longer watertight.
Replace the cartridge every 48 hours if using Humalog; every 72 hours if using NovoLog.
Always follow proper aseptic (clean) technique when handling your pump, filling syringe/needle, cartridge, and infusion set.
- Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before handling.
- Use only sterile, unopened products, such as needles, cartridges, and infusion sets.
- Thoroughly clean the insertion site on your body.
Always remove all air bubbles when drawing insulin into the filling syringe. Always hold the pump with the white fill port pointed up when filling the cartridge. Always ensure that there are no air bubbles in the tubing when filling.
Avoid changing your infusion set before bedtime or if you will not be able to test your blood glucose 1-2 hours after the new infusion set is placed.
Before bedtime, always check that your cartridge has enough insulin to last through the night.
Unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider, do not use the vibrate feature during sleep. Having the volume for alerts and alarms set to high will help ensure that you don’t miss an alert or alarm.
Conduct regular checks of your t:slim Pump and infusion set, particularly:
- Check that your Luer-lock connection between the cartridge tubing and the infusion set tubing is tight and secure.
- Check your infusion site for proper placement and leaks. Improperly placed sites or leaks around the infusion site can result in under-infusion.
- Check your infusion set tubing for any damage, leaks, or kinks while using your t:slim Pump. Damaged, leaking, or kinked tubing may restrict or stop insulin delivery and result in under-infusion.
- Check your t:slim Pump’s personal settings to ensure they are correct.
- Check your t:slim Pump’s audible tones and vibration to ensure they are easily detectable.
- Regularly check your t:slim Pump screen for potential failure conditions that may display.
If you damage or drop your t:slim Pump, ensure that it is still working properly. If you are unsure about potential damage, disconnect the infusion set from your body and contact Tandem Diabetes Care Customer Technical Support at (877) 801-6901.
It is very important to set the current time and date accurately to ensure safe insulin delivery. When editing time, always check that the AM/PM setting is accurate. AM is to be used from midnight until 11:59 AM. PM is to be used from noon until
When you are connected to your pump and to a charging source, take caution when moving further than the length of the USB cable. Failure to do so may result in the cannula becoming dislodged at the infusion site. For this reason it is recommended not
to charge the pump while sleeping.
Your insulin needs may change in response to lifestyle changes such weight gain or loss, and starting or stopping exercise. Consult your healthcare provider for help with adjusting your basal rate(s) and other settings.
When you first use the Quick Bolus feature, you should always look at the screen to confirm correct programming until you are comfortable with this feature.
Interference with your t:slim 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 apart.
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 blood glucose before disconnecting from the pump and again when you reconnect, and treat high blood glucose (BG) levels as recommended by your healthcare provider.
If you receive a warranty replacement pump from Tandem, ensure that your personal settings are programmed before using the pump.
Always dispose of used cartridges, syringes, needles, and infusion sets following your community’s regulations. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling any insulin-holding device.
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