If you know a t:slim user you know we’ve all been waiting (im)patiently for the FDA approval of the t:connect software – the software that will allow us to download information from our insulin pumps and see that data in forms that allow us to look more critically at our self-care.
Yesterday morning I was very excited to get an email from Tandem Diabetes with an update on t:connect. Here’s exactly what they had to say:
Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. today announced that its t:connect™ Diabetes Management Application, the web-based data management companion to the t:slim® Insulin Pump, has been cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The t:connect Application is a Mac and PC-compatible data management software that providest:slim Pump users and their healthcare providers a fast, easy, and visual way to display data from their pump and supported blood glucose meters. This software empowers users to quickly and easily identify meaningful information and patterns, which allows them to fine-tune therapy and lifestyle choices for improved diabetes management.
The t:connect Application makes pump and meter data simple to understand with color-coded graphs and interactive reports. Data uploads from the t:slim Pump to the t:connect Applicationin as little as a minute through a micro-USB connection, without interrupting insulin delivery.
“We developed the t:connect Application with the same emphasis on ease of use as in the development of the t:slim Insulin Pump,” said Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO of Tandem. “The software was designed for speed and simplicity to encourage users to upload and review their data more frequently, and to improve the efficiency and productivity of visits with healthcare providers.”
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is the t:slim Pump data management software? Is it web-based?
The t:connect™ Data Management Application is our web-based Mac and PC compatible diabetes management software that works with most internet browsers. The application allows quick and secure transfer of data from the t:slim Pump, which can be done while the pump is delivering therapy and/or recharging. Information is summarized in a dashboard view and in customizable reports. We announced FDA clearance of the t:connect Application on February 26, 2013.
2. When will the t:connect Application be available for use?
The t:connect Application will be available for use by t:slim Pump users by the end of March 2013.
3. How will t:slim Pump users access the t:connect Application?
When the t:connect Application is released, a Getting Started Guide, User Guide, and the required software will be accessible at www.tandemdiabetes.com/tconnect.
4. How will t:slim Pump users know when the t:connect Application is available? t:slim Pump users will receive an email when the t:connect Application is available. We will also send out notifications via email to people on our newsletter distribution list and through our social media outlets.
5. Which BG meters are compatible with the t:connect Application?
LifeScan: OneTouch® Verio®IQ / OneTouch® UltraMini® / OneTouch® Ultra®2
Roche: Accu-Chek® Aviva* / Accu-Chek® Compact Plus*
Abbott Diabetes Care: FreeStyle® Lite® / FreeStyle® Freedom Lite®
6. Can I upload my CGM data to the t:connect Application?
Sorry, not at this time.
7. Can I get a demonstration of the t:connect Application before it is available?
Webcast demonstrations of the t:connect Application will be taking place soon. t:slim Pump users will receive an email when the online demos are scheduled. We will also send out notifications via email to people on our newletter distribution list and through our social media outlets.
The t:connect Diabetes Management Application is intended for use by individuals with diabetes mellitus who use Tandem Diabetes Care insulin pumps, their care givers, and their healthcare providers in home and clinical settings.
The t:connect Application supports diabetes management through the display and analysis of information downloaded from Tandem Diabetes Care insulin pumps and specified blood glucose meters.