I recently upgraded my Tandem T-Slim x2 firmware to the new IQ-Control release and, to be quite frank, I hate it.
They’ve managed to take the good bits from IQ-Basal and combine them with mandatory settings to make the pump “one size fits all” and my EAG has noticeably increased.
I typically maintain an A1C of 6.0-6.1 or so between sugar surfing and setting an IQ-Basal rate around 85-90 at night and 100 during the day. I keep a very close eye on my blood sugar and manually adjust settings as necessary.
With the new update I can no longer run a basal with any kind of automatic shutoff at anything less than a 110, and I have to deal with the extra inputs to cancel out the pumps “carb counting” and “insulin adjustment” requests, neither of which are accurate for me.
Tandem says I can’t revert to IQ-Basal, so has anyone found a way to circumvent this system or make it more aggressive? I have set the weight and daily insulin to their maximum allowable values and set a correction value about twice as strong as my actual value to make the algorithm a little more effective, but it’s not good enough yet and I’m considering jumping ship to an old metronic pump and a DIY closed loop. Any tips or tricks before I do?