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Friday, April 6, 2018

Tandem X2 and all its issues.

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So the Tandem X2 pump has a lot of issues.

Im currently experiencing an issue with my pump that I had a month ago and its back again.

My pump thinks my transmitter is paired to a Dex receiver and it is not.  Last time they had me do a shut down and restart.

Before I put a new sensor in today it lost signal for no reason and was off for more than 12 hours and would not accept a calibration.

So I called Tandem. Theyre replacing my sensor and transmitter.

So then I did a sensor shut down, put new sensor on and did a start up.  Now the damn thing is saying invalid transmitter id or its paired to a receiver...which its not.

So I guess Ill do a restart.  I might as well do a new revervoir too since you have to waste 10 units at every start up....you have to go thru the cartridge change proceedure.

I have no idea what theyre going to do about all the lost signal issues and issues like this.  The current x2 version  definitely will not be good enough for closed loop with the G6.

Im thankful they are replacing my transmitter and sensor but man this is the 2nd transmitter I have had replaced because of wierd issues.  My first brand new X2 was replaced after a few days because it would not keep Dexcom signal even after they mailed me a new transmitter then. So Im already on my 2nd x2 pump since January.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dexcom has submitted to FDA for G6!!

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FINALLY @Dexcom is going to have predictive alerts!! Xdrip+ has had them for a while, so Im glad theyre finally catching up!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My t:slim X2 review after wearing it for a month now and why I still choose Dexcom

My pump warranty went out and so I began the battle with insurance to get a new insulin pump.  The insurance approval mumbo jumbo took a month once again, but Tandem, being the awesome company they are offered me a loaner if mine decided to croak in the mean time.  I did not have any issues while waiting thankfully. 

So I got my X2 and of course I started it up right away and had the tedious job of transferring all my settings over to the new pump.  I am a woman so I have the joy of needing different profiles for different times of the month.  Men be very thankful your hormones don't shift around during the month.

I got it up and running and it kept losing the Dexcom signal.  I asked questions in the Tandem Facebook group and tried a few suggestions like, make sure the screen is face out, put it on the same side of your body as the sensor.  Nothing worked.  I finally called Tandem.

The power of prayer is amazing but it will not cure those of us with Type 1 Diabetes.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  My friend Sarah posted this today and it struck a nerve with me because I too have heard and been told this.  People have actually let their child die by stopping insulin.  Type 1 Diabetes so far as I know has never been cured by prayer.  Her post said exactly what people need to hear. 

Sarah writes:

I just have to mention something that has already been said to me 2x this month. Something that is said to T1 diabetics and parents of T1 diabetics all the time.

God can heal you! You should be healed or other stuff like this.

I went to a Christian school in High School and to a Christian University. I have many friends still in these circles and it is important to get this message out.


How in the world do you think this is helping us with a Chronic condition in any way?  If anything these pressures and scriptures are dangerous to those who have tried.

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