The T-Flex is an pump designed with the insulin resistant T2 in mind, a good thing for me since the resistant force runs strong in me.
I went for pump training today which was provided by a very competent CDE. This is not my first pump so training moved along at a fast pace.
Having two boluses under my belt now (I said this was an early impression) I can say that I love the touch screen of the T-Flex. The T-Flex does not connect with my meter but that is not a problem, BG entry is almost effortless with the on-screen keypad. Same with carb entry, no more scrolling up and down trying to hit that magic number.
The part that makes this pump great for a T2 is that it can actually be programmed to make an insulin resistant profile. The limits have been raised or lowered to make larger boluses and corrections possible. The super large reservoir doesn’t hurt either. All this in a package that is actually smaller than my Medtronic.
Setting up my profile was easy. Programming on a touch screen is much easier than the way menus but be scrolled on some other pumps. I really like that all your settings and rates can be seen from one screen.
A couple of things that may turn some off. T-Flex does not integrate with a CGM and it cannot be upgrade by software. CGMs are often denied to T2’s so these short comings do not bother me. The newest Medtronic pump is not sold to T2s anyway.
Filling a Tandem is clunkier that filling my old Medtronic but it seems to be manageable.
I have nothing but praise for my Medtronic, it has served me almost flawlessly for almost five years, the decision to change was a difficult one. It literally took me months to decide on the T-flex, so far I am feeling really good about my decision.