I am sure that the occlusion alarms are just an idiosyncrasy of the t:slim. Als Vater von zwei Kindergarten-Kindern wird bei… It’s great data to have. I really didn’t consider the Omnipod as an option because my top priority was the predictive suspend/integration with Dexcom, which Omnipod probably won’t have for a while. While the tubeless Omnipod is awesome, the tech in the t:slim is very worth it for me at this point. The Omnipod VIEW ™ app lets up to 12 care partners view their loved one’s Omnipod DASH ™ … The issue at hand is that after Tandem released the t:slim last summer, some new users started noticing something curious. @Jen when I was on the Animas Vibe I loved it. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. The reason I ask is I am looking at the t-slim but I will not give up my Apidra so I did as much research as I could and found conflicting discussions on this issue. When I’m trying on new clothes (or changing clothes in general), I just disconnect the pump. Sensor does not need to be changed for up to 180 days (claimed to be longer than other CGM I also really liked the idea of the t:slim being “upgradeable” because it can be very frustrating to have to get a whole new pump to get whatever smart stuff they finally release. That post started with “After having been on the Animas Vibe for 3 years I had to start thinking about what would be next; the Omnipod, the Medtronic 630g (or maybe the t:slim X2 if it gets approved in Canada in 2018).” I have heard from a few people but the source is always the Canadian Sales Reps. Based on what I have heard from Tandem Corporate - this sounds like two different stories. But to get a bit more on-topic, I’m using an Animas pump right now and plan to switch to the t:slim in the near future. And her excursions out of range seem to be shorter. That post started with “After having been on the Animas Vibe for 3 years I had to start thinking about what would be next; the Omnipod, the Medtronic 630g (or maybe the t:slim X2 if it gets approved in Canada in 2018).”. The occlusion alarms are kind of annoying but I’ve found that they’re mostly false alarms. Is anyone else thinking about making this switch? The T:Slim x2 is software updatable; they recently added Dexcom G5 integration, with the pot Ngoako to eventually add artificial pancreas/closedloop funxtionality later (hopefully). Since the pumping community of FUD is somewhat dominated by pod people I thought I’d make a case for the t:slim. I really like the idea of suspend on low and could really use this! I see something shiny and I want it. I always wonder if these things just don’t bother me, or if I disconnect more than other people? The basal IQ feature, first and foremost, is really awesome. The things that I did not like about the Omnipod in my original post are a thing of the past - it’s amazing how quickly we adapt to things. 4 posts were split to a new topic: What is a pump band? mylife OmniPod (Ypsomed Ltd**) mylife YpsoPump (Ypsomed Ltd) DANA Diabecare R (Advanced Therapeutics UK Ltd) DANA Diabecare RS (Advanced Therapeutics UK Ltd) A6 TouchCare® (Medtrum) Cellnovo (Cellnovo) CGM capability Eversense XL CGM system¥. @glitzabetes thank you for your input. It is very freeing not to need to worry about setting temp rates for exercise- … It is working great for us. That would be great. Since then she’s managed her diabetes with multiple daily injections, the Disetronic H-Tron+ (which has since been discontinued), the OmniPod, the Animas Ping, the Medtronic Revel, and now, the t:slim. My Omnipod or t:slim Possibilities. I never realized how irritating it was to have to navigate all around the menus on other pumps to adjust for a sudden change in insulin sensitivity until I could just handle everything all at once. Our website collected and compiled various consumer reviews about Omnipod and Tandem Diabetes Care as well as customer ratings and recommendations for these brands. Omnipod’s Horizon is a few years off in Canada, but I’ve lived 49 years with this disease and I’m sure another two or three waiting will just whiz by. For me it’s just not an issue. Choice is a good thing. The Omnipod DISPLAY ™ app allows for a convenient display of Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) data on the user’s smartphone as well as a “Find My PDM” feature. I would love to solve that problem and get more uninterrupted sleeps. I chose to go with Tandem again after closely following the arrival of their t:slim X2 insulin pump. When I was using my Animas Vibe the tubing never bothered me, but now that I am tubeless I love it. While I'm not quite ready to take the leap yet, I've narrowed my pump choices down to the Omnipod and tslim, but I'm having trouble deciding which one would be best for me. ’ll end this by saying that if tubeless is a big priority to you then you’re probably better off with the Omnipod. t:slim X2 insulin pump: The t:slim X2 insulin pump with interoperable technology is an alternate controller enabled (ACE) pump that is intended for the subcutaneous delivery of insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus in people requiring insulin. I have one child on each. Most people in the UK who have […] I’m happy with the Omnipod but am always looking for new opportunities! I may also wait until basal IQ and the G6 are approved. I know I have issues with any of the insulins after 2 and 1/2 days in my Medtronic pump. Check My Coverage Pod shown without the necessary adhesive. The dimensions of these two insulin pumps are compact and thin, which is great for when you want to carry it around with you. I wore the t:slim for a couple years before starting LOOP and I think I got only 1 occlusion during that entire time. Omnipod is tubeless, but holds~200 units of insulin ca the T:slims 300. Is anyone else thinking about making this switch? Back in January of 2018, I went off my Medtronic insulin pump that I wore for over 12 years and went back to MDI mixed with Dexcom. We must be on a Lisa wavelength today. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice and Privacy Policy. But if it was me, I would base my choice off what you have available now and discount anything you hear from any sales rep from any company. Anyone heard of this down the road? The app can wirelessly upload the data to t:connect, meaning users won’t have to upload their pump data via cable anymore. I’ll end this by saying that if tubeless is a big priority to you then you’re probably better off with the Omnipod. Omnipod vs Minimed I love the idea of no tubing and the ability to put it on my arms among other new places. Thanks @glitzabetes for sharing the details as to why you prefer the Tslim. I stayed on MDI for several years before starting pumping because I was pretty sure I’d hate the tube, but when I actually got a pump (to solve the dawn phenomenon) even from the first day of pumping I really didn’t notice the tubing. My son just uses a pump band and never deals with pockets or other things. The app mirrors the information from the pump, including Dexcom CGM trends, insulin on board, recent boluses, and basal rates. I get an occlusion alarm mayyyybe once every 2 weeks. With the Omnipod, we would often have to give Bisi multiple corrections to bring down her BG, and we would often give much more insulin than the pump algorithm called for. Any insight is appreciated, thanks! I have heard from a few people but the source is always the Canadian Sales Reps. How time flies! If anyone knows how to compare pumps, Miss Sugabetic definitely does. Maybe the Basal-IQ will come to Canada rapidly. When I think about the t:slim I keep remembering what it was like to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night with my Vibe, and what it was like trying on pants when I went shopping. We love our t:slim X2 !!! My daughter is up for a new pump this summer and is sticking with T:Slim - she'll switch to the X2 when her warranty expires. i went from a 630G Medtronic to the Omnipod at the suggestion of the JuiceBox Podcast and after being on it for a little over a month, I’M HOOKED! (USA) 877-735-3648 Outside the US: 001-610-642-6055 I have 2 years to go on my 630G warranty, so if that gets lifted and the Tslim X2 becomes available, I MAY go back to tubes, but am torn. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. If you have questions specific to each, let me know. I keep thinking about automatic suspends overnight though…. There’s a whole host of other reasons I’ve never been interested in the Omnipod but I won’t bore you with those since I know you like it. I hate having to either stop what I’m doing during the day or wake up during the night to treat lows, and this feature greatly reduces that, I need to treat maybe 2 lows a week with actual carbs vs. like 2 a day (most of which I treated before they hit the low threshold, but still) before Basal IQ. Yes. I’m that girl who really likes having the newest piece of technology. What do you all prefer? About a year ago I wrote a post entitled “From Animas to Omnipod - feedback after one month”. It has a touch screen and is the thinest insulin pump on the market. With the possibility of not only connecting to Dexcom’s G5 transmitter, but being able to do so without sending in my pump for a replacement and without additional cost (as per their earning’s call), I really couldn’t see myself going with another insulin pump.It’s true – I haven’t had the best 4 years initially with Tandem, but after receiving … Bigfoot and Sooil have BLE in their current pumps, Tandem has BLE in a pump in development, and Omnipod has BLE in their current pod and a future one. It doesn’t bother my son at all. While Basal-IQ technology predicts and helps prevent lows, Control-IQ technology is designed to help increase time in range by predicting and helping prevent both highs and lows. We like that the Omni pod has no tubing but are a little worried about the fact that if the remote is lost we can't give insulin. That is exactly what I conclude each time I think it through…tubeless is the top priority and biggest upside of using a pump for me. What to do…? Also the pod only holds 200 units of insulin, so if you are someone that uses large amounts of insulin, the Omnipod may not be for you. We just can’t imagine tubing after being tubeless and enjoying the freedom that brings with it. Maybe by then there will be more news on where Insulet is with their new stuff. I absolutely love my Omnipod and being tubeless. @Lisa The only available pump with Dexcom G6 ® CGM integration, the t:slim X2 insulin pump can be ordered with one of two different technologies to help manage type 1 diabetes. Yes @Thomas, the source was a Canadian sales rep. Maybe wishful thinking on their part? Many Part D plans (including the plans that have preferred access for Omnipod DASH®) are limiting Insulin costs to $35 a month. @Millz, great minds think alike! I haven’t seen any actual data on how widespread occlusions are on the t:slim. All pumps have their issues and we just get used to the ones we have to deal with. I've used Omnipod and t:slim. Was it worth switching? MCO222 Approved members. Tslim vs Omni pod? I’ve been pumping for 16 years and 0 of them have been tubeless, I am quite unbothered by the tubing. I am still undecided, but I have more points to think about. It holds enough insulin for him and he likes the invisibility of his pods when he wears them near his waist band. It's almost totally eliminated lows and brought back my hypoglycemia awareness. Has anyone already switched from Omnipod to t:slim X2 and is using basal IQ? Sarah (a.k.a. ” It will be a hybrid of sorts, roughly half the size of the t:slim X2 pump and without any display screen at all. Doing stuff like setting my basals much higher at night (I often get difficult to predict spikes), giving pretty hefty extended boluses for meals I’m not sure about, giving a correction right before bed, all sorts of stuff I’d be nervous to do otherwise. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Current generation. Now, we give her exactly what the t:slim calls for, and corrections usually seem to work on the first try. From what I have heard, the approval by Health Canada of the Dexcom G6 and then basal IQ will not be too far off. I have also seen a lot of posts about occlusions with the t:slim. For the bathroom, I just temporarily clip the pump to my shirt and then move it back to my pants/pocket when I’m done. I worry how a very active 5 year old will do with the tubing though, is that something that can be ripped out while she's playing? From what I have heard, the approval by Health Canada of the Dexcom G6 and then basal IQ will not be too far off. I have also seen a lot of posts about occlusions with the t:slim, but I realize that a lot of what gets posted are complaints and that those complaints may be a small percentage of users. Apidra vs. t:slim? Did you actually get issues with Apidra? The Basal-IQ is way better than anticipated. The PDA you use to control the Omnipod is fairly large and clunky, like a late 90’s PDA. But it lasted about four seconds. In four years, her and I have never regretted her choice. 2005: Omnipod is launched—first tubeless (or patch) insulin pump—200 unit insulin capacity; 2009: Deltec Cozmo exits the pump market; 2012: Tandem, first touchscreen insulin pump, is launched—300 unit insulin capacity; 2015: Tandem t:slim G4 launched—first touchscreen insulin pump with continuous glucose monitoring is launched Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by MCO222, Mar 1, 2017. WE ARE FINALLY GETTING INSULIN PUMPS FOR THE GIRLS!!!!! It’s true, I lived 41 years as a T1D without a pump, so I guess another few of years waiting for new tech that sounds amazing won’t be so bad. Basically it combines all of the things that can be dependent on the time of day (basal rates, insulin to carb ratio, correction factor, target BG) and lets you create profiles for different scenarios. During this past year, I’ve had ups and downs with loving and hating MDI. I know that I would love the basal IQ feature. I love that it is tubeless! Occlusions started occurring. t:slim X2 The tSlim is by far the most modern looking insulin pump. The biggest and most welcome surprise is that her glucose control seems to be better with the t:slim X2 than with the Omnipod. This reduces hypoglycaemia (hypos) and can improve blood glucose levels. An insulin pump delivers tiny amounts of insulin into the blood throughout the day and night. Children with Diabetes.com © 1995-2021 Children with Diabetes, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Thanks everyone for your input. And I’m hooked on Dexcom G6, so refuse to use the equivalent Medtronic the 670. About a year ago I wrote a post entitled “From Animas to Omnipod - feedback after one month”. I think that feature would make a major, major difference in my life (right now every afternoon my commute home makes me low, so I end up suspending my pump manually and/or treating a low, or both…not having to deal with that as well as middle-of-the-night lows that I experience regularly would be amazing!). I was so sad when Animas went out of business. Hier im Forum habe ich mir schon viele gute Tipps geholt, so dass ich jetzt zwischen der Tslim x2 und dem Omnipod dash schwanke. She is very active in dance and tennis. No matter how hippie-chick I get, the sparkle will always draw me in. I’m a big fan of the “Personal Profiles” thing on the t:slim also. The basal IQ feature, first and foremost, is really awesome. It would be very nice to have that predictive low suspend overnight, but I am not sure that I want to have the tubing back. Maybe by then they will make an equivalent suspend on low for Omnipod? Well the t:slim X2 was recently approved and my Animas warranty just expired, so I am now free to purchase another pump via insurance. The Omnipod DASH® System simplifies insulin management management for people with T1D or insulin-dependent T2D. Hallo zusammen, ich bin momentan auf der Suche nach einer passenden Pumpe. I’ve been debating this same question the last few weeks. This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Omnipod vs Tandem Diabetes Care PissedConsumer.com strives to provide consumers with the right information to make informed purchasing decisions. Medtronic has two new pumps with BLE that are undergoing testing. My favorite saying is, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” We love Omnipod and short a fully functional closed-loop system or a cure for Diabetes (or Liam wanting to take a pump break and go MDI temporarily) I don’t think we’ll ever switch to anything else. Right now the t:slim with the G5 would not give me any additional functionality. Omnipod vs tslim x2 So after nearly 11 years of injections, I've finally started to gravitate towards getting a pump. @Beacher I like the way you think. I think I might wait for Basal-IQ to come along, but am not sure yet. I love that Tidepool/Loop with be partnering with Insulet in the future, but what I don’t like is the time we will have to wait until we see something new from Insulet. We just can’t imagine tubing after being tubeless and enjoying the freedom that brings with it. Unclipping is easy if needed, but with a pump band, he doesn’t have very many reasons to do it. 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