Which Pump Do You Recommend?


Yeah, and this will be why I will let someone else update their X2 and tell us how it works :wink:


Why I’m still on g5/xdrip


Tandem tslim x2 does but my new pump will only work with the g6 which I won’t get until I’m forced to. So far you can turn off basal iq on mine anyway, no control IQ there. I would definitely test basal IQ.


Omnipod! I switched from Tandem X2 at the beginning of 2019 and it is awesome. Tubes pump was annoying when getting dressed, going to the bathroom, and sleeping. Also don’t have to worry about it getting caught on door and drawer knobs. My BG has been lower because I used to take my X2 off fit swimming, yoga, etc. I’ve become much better at using temp basal reductions during exercise. Also, the pods are so easy to apply. It auto primes and self inserts the cannula.


I have no doubts that Basal-IQ will be removed and replaced with Control-IQ via a single X2 remote software update. The same X2 update will provide capability for the X2 to connect to the Tandem Mobile App.

The Tandem Mobile App is not yet deployed but likely will be deployed before the next X2 update is ready and pushed out. The X2 does appear to need an update to be able to connect to the (yet to be deployed) Tandem Mobile App.

Certainly I could be wrong. But I don’t think so. If you look at from a business and company perspective, there are so many reasons to remove the Basal-IQ when the Control-IQ is implemented and very little business reason to leave it in place.

If you look at it from a user point of view then certainly it is a different perspective. But this is reality. Who makes the decision here? My way of thinking, it has nothing to do with what I want. It has to do with what I think is the most likely scenario to unfold.

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BEING OVER 60 one of the things in choosing a new pump for me was the ease of reading the data on the screen. I can do that with my Tandem 2x slim.

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I’m curious. If someone is successfully using Basal-IQ and then upgrades to Control-IQ and doesn’t like it, will it be technically feasible to return to the previous Basal-IQ software? I think if Tandem enabled this ability to revert to previous software, it would go a long way toward easing user concern with the Control-IQ upgrade.


I feel 99% confident in my guess that the answer is No.

I like Tandem. One might even call me a fan.
Regardless, I don’t think Tandem cares about this point. Not even a little.


If that attitude comes from confidence that their new software will deliver better performance for almost everybody, then, in a way, they care a lot about what the user will experience.

Tandem has made some great technical decisions in recent years. I’d like to see them run the table with this upgrade.


You may have misunderstood me.

My opinion has zero to do with which algorithm is better nor which algorithm the users like better. This has nothing to do with what I want or don’t want. If that was your question than I obviously missed the mark of what you were asking.

I am only answering to what I expect the company will do in actuality.


I got that.

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My guess is they will leave Basil IQ for now. No reason to remove it. Hoefully it’s a choice where you can choose Basil IQ, Control IQ or none. We’ll see…

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Yeah, this is why I will stay on Basal-IQ until I hear plenty of reviews. Then weigh my options about updating.
I REALLY want the better options that Control-IQ has, I just want to set my own BG parameters for what I consider low, target, etc.


Tandem!!! I used medtronic for 19 years and the switch to the tslim last August was phenomenal. I am so happy that I switched and that I began using cgm. Can’t say enough good things about it tandem pump and dexcom g6.


I am in the same situation but I am on Medicare. I was told that Medicare does not cover the G6. Anyone know details about Medicare coverage for a new pump and CGM when the Medtronic warranty expires?

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That is definitely a choice.

Both Basal-IQ and Control-IQ are easily turned off as well as easily turned back on.

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Medicare has indicated G6 is approved, but Dexcom is not shipping to Medicare patients until later this year. But its possible your case would be exception, due to integration with pump. Suggest you check with your HC provider and Dexcom to confirm.

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Medicare has approved to cover the G6 but Dexcom is still unable to meet reliable production needs for Medicare patients so in the meantime Dexcom is shipping the G5 until they have worked out their technical and production bugs with the G6 and then will start shipping G6 out to medicare patients as the patient’s G5 transmitters expire. Current expectation is for that to happen 4th quarter of this year,


Trust me, you will not mind a bit when it stops your basal during an over night low. You can control the parameters, and opt in it out of the control iq. Like the G5, you can “restart” the G6 foe extended wear without calabrations or fingersticks. I was hesitant, have had Medtronic and animas vibe. Love it.

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I am presently using the Dex 5 with my new Tandem x2 slim with basal iq.