I just started on the Tslim pump in April after nearly ten years on the Medtronic. I’m still climbing the learning curve on filling up and using new kinds of infusion sets.
My provider, CCS Medical, started me out on the autosoft XC and I found it pretty easy to attach and especially to disconnect for showering or charging without having to carry an extension cord around!
Then in July without warning they sent me my next 90-day order and swapped out the XC for a 90-day supply of type autosoft 90. They assured me (and so did Tandem’s website) that the type 90 and type XC are medically interchangeable.
Okaaayyyy…I said, in a tone of voice indicating I knew there was a walrus on my front yard, I just didn’t understand why!
But the connection btwn tubing and cannula is very different IMO and I’m having a LOT of trouble disconnecting and reconnecting tubing on the 90. I’m certain I wiggle and twist and pbly bend the cannula once it’s in me, trying to disconnect, etc.
The problem this leads to is frequent failure of the insulin being delivered by the pump to actually get INTO ME. My BG soars after eating and won’t come down (below 300 I’m talking about) for several hours! Frequently not until I switch out a completely new infusion set AND give myself a dose with a needle!
Tandem and CCS Medical both told me T has a manufacturing supply issue and a shortage of type XC. T assured me they’re working on that. Okaaaayyyy…I said (see above re walruses).
Anyone else have trouble disconnecting and reconnecting the type 90? Anybody else have solid evidence the insulin isn’t going where it’s supposed to regardless of what your pump SAYS is happening? Anyone have a solution?