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In August 2018 in the US Tandem Diabetes Care launched its insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend feature. Tandem gained FDA approval for the t:slim X2 pump with Basal-IQ technology in June 2018.

In a report by Drug Delivery Business by Sarah Faulkner it was reported that Tandem Diabetes Care launched its t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology. This, the company’s latest pump, includes a predictive low glucose suspend feature designed to reduce the frequency and duration of hypos. Using the Basal-IQ algorithm, the system predicts where a user’s blood sugar levels are heading up to 30 minutes into the future. When the algorithm predicts low glucose levels, the device suspends insulin delivery and automatically resumes once glucose levels begin to rise. Tandem’s t:slim X2 insulin pump also includes the Dexcom’s G6 CGM, which eliminates the need for fingersticks even for calibration.

Customers that are using older versions of Tandem’s t:slim X2 pump have the option to add the Basal-IQ technology via a remote software update.

Tandem’s president & CEO Kim Blickenstaff commented, “This launch marks the achievement of our goal to offer people with diabetes a simple-to-use automated insulin delivery feature that can reduce time spent low without adding significant burden to the pump therapy experience. Our ability to provide remote software updates, allowing in-warranty t:slim X2 Pump users the ability to add Basal-IQ Technology to their current pumps using a personal computer, is unparalleled in the industry and further differentiates the t:slim X2 insulin pump from other devices on the market.”

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