Unique Advantages and Possible Limitations of the Tandem X2 Insulin Pump

Tandem Mobi pros and cons

ADVANTAGES:

  • Algorithm performance based on user settings – customizable
  • Bright, full-color touchscreen
  • Compatible with iPhone for remote viewing and bolus delivery
  • Rapid number entry/fastest bolus entry
  • Compatible with Dexcom G6 or G7 and Libre2+
  • Charges; No disposable batteries
  • Can calculate boluses up to 50 units
  • Site-change reminder w/customizable day & time
  • Graphic on-screen history display
  • Temp basal up to 250%, 72 hrs
  • IOB & time remaining displayed on home screen
  • Missed bolus reminders customizable by day of the week
  • Alert for high temperatures
  • Secondary “profiles” for unique basal and bolus dosing
  • Limited unintended insulin movement with changes in pump position/cabin pressure

    LIMITATIONS:

    • Small buttons can be difficult to activate; screen goes blank if buttons missed 3x
    • Unlock procedure required to perform any programming
    • No attached clip (must put in a case that has a clip)
    • Tubing connector looks “medical,”
    • Extra confirmation steps with all programming
    • Weak vibrate mechanism
    • No meter link
    • Requires charging 1-2x/week
    • Lengthy and user error-prone cartridge and tubing fill process.
    • Has more occlusion issues with Fiasp Insulin than other pumps
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    For more information on the Tandem X2 Check out what our clinicians have shared:

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    Control IQ Optimization, by IDS Director of Patient Care and Education, Alicia Downs

    Strategies to apply for people using Tandem’s Control IQ during exercise, by IDS Director of Patient Care and Education, Alicia Downs

    Insight on Tandem’s Control IQ Update – Including tips, tricks, and user experience info, by IDS Director of Patient Care and Education, Alicia Downs