Tandem Announces Dexcom G5 Mobile Integration for t:slim X2
Today, Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., announced FDA approval and commercial launch of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) integration. Users will now be able to access Dexcom data on the pump face. This feature combined with the previous FDA approval of Dexcom for dosing decisions makes the t:slim X2 and Dexcom pairing an exciting step forward in pump therapy. The t:slim X2 Pump is also the only insulin pump capable of remote software updates, allowing existing users to add features like CGM integration from home.
“Dexcom has been moving its technology forward at a rapid pace, and Tandem’s ability to roll out remote software updates like this opens up exciting possibilities for faster integrations of our future products,” said Steve Pacelli, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Dexcom. “We are excited to have our latest CGM technology integrated with their t:slim X2 Insulin Pump, and to see it offered not only to new customers but also to existing t:slim X2 Pump users.”
T:slim pump user and Team Bike Beyond member Sierra Sandison took to Facebook Live today to talk about why this announcement is so exciting. Sierra explains, “Insurance will typically pay for a new pump every four years, so the cool thing about the X2 is that all of the hardware is in it. So when announcements like this happen, you plug your pump into your computer and update the software so that you can use the updates right away instead of having to wait four years for your upgrade.”
Information for Current t:slim X2 Pump Users
All eligible t:slim X2 Pump users have the option to add Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM integration via a software update using a personal computer. Individual emails are being sent directly to t:slim X2 Pump customers with instructions on how to perform the update. The software update is Mac® and PC compatible. For more information on system requirements, visit www.tandemdiabetes.com/updater.
Remote Software Updates for Insulin Pumps
Tandem is the only company with a tool for providing remote software updates for its insulin pumps using a personal computer. The power of the t:slim X2 Pump’s touchscreen allows for buttons to be moved and data like the interactive CGM screen to be added via software updates without getting a new device. With innovations in diabetes technology consistently moving faster than the typical insurance pump replacement cycle, remote software updates make it easier to make a purchasing decision today without worrying that the device will soon be outdated. Future Tandem products are being developed with software updates in mind, with the goal of delivering new technologies to both new and current customers at the same time.
For more information, read the full press release here.