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Tandem Diabetes Insulin Pump Approved by the FDA–Smallest Pump System With First Ever Color Touch Screen

Posted Nov 19 2011 2:47am

This has to be the best looking pump I have seen and not being a diabetic I can’t say a lot more about devices and their use but looking at it compared to what is out there now makes it stand out.  You connect the device to your Mac or Windows computer to send all the data and it holds 90 days of information.  The T-connect system also works image with other glucose meters too as well as the pump.  BD

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From the website:

“An insulin pump that’s sized like a credit card, Tandem’s color-touchscreen t:slim is today’s slimmest, sleekest  insulin pump—up to 25% slimmer than others.*Through an easy-to-use touch screen, entering important information and accessing features is accomplished with fewer button-pressing steps. The t:slim insulin pump features an array of advanced technology features, including lightning fast data uploads, an eco-friendly power source, and insulin dosing with Micro-Delivery Technology.

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Company clearance to market the t:slim™ Insulin Delivery System (t:slim).  This new full-featured pump is the first-ever with a color touch screen, and is the smallest insulin pump system currently available. The t:slim is one of the first insulin pumps to be cleared under the FDA's new Infusion Pump Improvement Initiative.

"With the clearance of t:slim, Tandem Diabetes Care has an opportunity to set a new standard in insulin infusion therapy," said Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO, Tandem Diabetes Care. "In creating t:slim, we spoke with more than 4,000 healthcare professionals and people with diabetes, and the clear message we heard was, 'make it cool and make it uncomplicated to use.  Give us access to the most advanced features without extra effort.'  The t:slim's touch screen interface has been proven in extensive user studies to be easy to learn and to use by new and experienced pump users alike." image

The t:slim has a vivid color touch screen and was designed to make diabetes management easier to teach and easier to learn. Additional user-oriented features of this insulin pump include an eco-friendly rechargeable battery and USB connectivity to a web-based therapy management software.

Additional user-oriented features of this insulin pump include an eco-friendly rechargeable battery and USB connectivity to a web-based therapy management software.


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