Prepare for Training

I’m New to Pumping

We know you’re excited to turn on your t:slim X2 insulin pump. A pump trainer will be contacting you soon. In the meantime, we recommend that you complete the following steps prior to your training appointment to maximize the time with your trainer.


This will take approximately

90 minutes


You will learn Introduction to Insulin Pump Therapy

  • The components of an insulin pump
  • How to choose an infusion set
  • How the system works

This will take approximately

10 minutes

View introduction to Insulin Pump Therapy training module

You will learn Control-IQ Technology

  • How the Control-IQ technology predictive algorithm works
  • How it pairs with Dexcom G6 CGM
  • How it automates insulin dosing

This will take approximately

4 minutes


You will learn Introduction to Carb Counting

  • Identifying foods with carbohydrates
  • How to estimate the amount of carbohydrate
  • Why carb counting is important

This will take approximately

9 minutes

View introduction to carb counting training module

Great job!
Now on to the last few items.


You need to Set up t:connect Account

Dexcom CGM System

You need to Set up Dexcom CGM

  • See if your smartphone is compatible with the Dexcom G6 mobile app. Your Pump Trainer can assist you during training if your device is not compatible.
  • Download the mobile app
  • Create an account and follow the in‑app steps for setting up your account
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to set up your Dexcom G6 CGM


What to Bring to Training

(We even made you a checklist)


Congrats on completing the work!

Below is some additional material we think you’ll find useful.

Top of t:slim X2 Insulin Pump

Tech Tip How to Turn Off Your Pump

We want you to start exploring the screens and features of your pump. Just be sure you know how to turn it off to save the battery.


Ready to level up? Here are additional resources to support your training.

Pump Training Training Materials

We’ve got all the materials you need right here. Check back whenever you need a refresher.

Keep Training

Pump Training Continuing Education

Here you’ll find more information about ongoing classes and the supportive Tandem Diabetes Care community.

Keep Learning