You know how many printer manufacturers set a limit on your ink or toner and force you to replace the cartridge long before the ink or toner runs out? I was wondering about Tslim and the 0 units left indicator to see if it performed the same way. Now I know why this is done in printers. They want to sell more cartridges. I cant imagine this would be the case for Tandem but was curious about the accuracy of the 0 units left indicator.
Today when I got this warning, I went to change cartridge, and proceeded to fill the tubing as if I had replaced and refilled the cartridge, except it was the same empty cartridge.
I was surprised to see the empty cartridge expel 10.2 units. So there is insulin still in there. Then upon resuming insulinm the indicator went to 60+ units. I let it run all morning with my basil (about 10 units) and before linch the indicator changed to 30 units left. So maybe there was still about 40 units in teh cartridge+the 10.2 that I used to fill the tube.
It is now close to dinner and I did my lunch Bolus of 8 units and the pump is showing 18 units left.
I would be curious if anyone else has tried this and f they see similar results. I am essentially getting a full days use out of what Tslim said was an empty cartridge.
Somewhat disturbing given the cost of insulin.