Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Health Canada Approval of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology
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“The t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology is the most advanced automated insulin dosing system available in the world and is a testament to our commitment to improving the lives of people with diabetes,” said
Control-IQ technology uses Dexcom G6 CGM values to predict glucose levels 30 minutes ahead and adjust insulin delivery accordingly; including delivery of automatic correction boluses up to once per hour. If sensor glucose values are predicted to drop below 6.25 mmol/L, basal insulin delivery is reduced, and when predicted to be below 3.9 mmol/L, basal insulin delivery is stopped. If glucose values are predicted to be above 8.9 mmol/L, basal insulin delivery will be increased. If glucose values are predicted to be above 10 mmol/L, Control-IQ technology calculates an automatic correction bolus with a target of 6.1 mmol/L and delivers 60 percent of that value. It will do this up to once per hour as needed. Control-IQ technology also offers optional settings for sleep and exercise that will change the treatment values to better match the different physiologic needs during these activities.
Benefits of Control-IQ Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology
Predicts and helps prevent highs and lows – Control-IQ technology uses CGM readings to predict glucose values 30 minutes ahead and can increase, decrease, or stop basal insulin delivery to help keep glucose in range (3.9-10 mmol/L).1
Automatic Correction Boluses – If glucose values are predicted to be above 10 mmol/L, Control-IQ technology calculates a correction bolus with a target of 6.1 mmol/L and delivers 60 percent of that value. It will do this up to once an hour as needed.
Accommodates for sleep and exercise – Control-IQ technology offers optional settings for sleep and exercise that change the treatment values to better match the different physiologic needs during these activities.
No fingersticks – With Dexcom G6 CGM integration, the Control-IQ feature works with no fingersticks required for mealtime dosing or calibration.2 Other benefits of the Dexcom G6 CGM include an extended 10-day wear, acetaminophen blocking,6 and the ability to share real-time CGM data with up to 5 followers.7
Easy to use – The system has no complicated criteria to keep Control-IQ technology on. If the CGM signal is temporarily lost, the Control-IQ feature will resume automatically when the CGM is back in range. In the pivotal study, participants gave Control-IQ technology a 4.7 out of 5.0 for ease of use, and a 4.8 out of 5.0 for desire to continue use of the system.8
Standard Features of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump
Colour touchscreen – The large colour touchscreen on the t:slim X2 pump is easy to read, simple to learn, and intuitive to use for anyone familiar with a smartphone or tablet.
Small and discreet – The t:slim X2 pump is up to 38 percent smaller than other pumps,9 yet can hold up to 300 units of insulin.
Can be used with or without the Control-IQ feature or CGM – When advanced features are turned off, the t:slim X2 pump removes the CGM chart from the screen and puts the Bolus and Option buttons front and center for easy access.
Free Software Update for Current t:slim X2 Pump Users
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Control-IQ Technology – Clinical Outcomes
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Responsible Use of Predictive Technologies
Even with advanced systems such as the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology, users are still responsible for actively managing their diabetes. Control-IQ technology does not prevent all high and low blood glucose events. The system is designed to help reduce glucose variability, but it requires accurate input of information, such as meals and periods of sleep or exercise. Control-IQ technology will not function as intended unless all system components are used as instructed, including CGM, infusion sets, and pump cartridges. Importantly, the system cannot adjust insulin dosing if the pump is not receiving CGM readings. Since there are situations and emergencies that the system may not be capable of identifying or addressing, users must always pay attention to symptoms and treat according to their healthcare provider’s recommendations.
Important Safety Information
The t:slim X2 insulin pump and the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology are intended for single patient use. The t:slim X2 pump and the t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology are indicated for use with NovoRapid or Humalog U-100 insulin.
t:slim X2 insulin pump: The t:slim X2 pump is intended for the subcutaneous delivery of insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons six years of age and greater. The pump is able to reliably and securely communicate with compatible, digitally connected devices.
t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology: The t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology is intended for use with a compatible continuous glucose monitor (CGM, sold separately) to automatically increase, decrease, and suspend delivery of basal insulin based on CGM readings and predicted glucose values. It can also deliver correction boluses when the glucose value is predicted to exceed a predefined threshold. The t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology is intended for the management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons six years of age and greater.
WARNING: The t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology should not be used by anyone under the age of six years old. It should also not be used in patients who require less than 10 units of insulin per day or who weigh less than 25 kilograms.
The t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology is not indicated for use in pregnant women, people on dialysis, or critically ill patients. Do not use the t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology if using hydroxyurea.
Users of the t:slim X2 pump and the t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology must:
- use the insulin pump, CGM, and all other system components in accordance with their respective instructions for use;
- test blood glucose levels as recommended by their healthcare provider;
- demonstrate adequate carb-counting skills;
- maintain sufficient diabetes self-care skills;
- see healthcare provider(s) regularly; and have adequate vision and/or hearing to recognize all functions of the pump, including alerts, alarms, and reminders;
The t:slim X2 pump, and the CGM transmitter and sensor must be removed before MRI, CT, or diathermy treatment. Visit tandemdiabetes.com/safetyinfo for additional important safety information.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that concern matters that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the anticipated timing for the commercial launch of the t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology in
1 As measured by CGM
2 If glucose alerts and CGM readings do not match symptoms or expectations or if taking over the recommended maximum dosage amount of 1000mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
3 Dexcom G6 CGM sold separately
4 The Dexcom G6 CGM transmitter can only be paired with one medical device (either a Dexcom receiver or t:slim X2 pump) and one consumer device (phone or tablet) at the same time.
5 Additional training is required for this software update.
6 Dexcom G6 CGM readings can be used to make diabetes treatment decisions when taking up to a maximum acetaminophen dose of 1,000 mg every six hours. Taking a higher dose may affect the Dexcom G6 CGM readings.
7 Separate Follow App required.
9 38 percent smaller than MiniMed 630G and 670G and at least 28 percent smaller than MiniMed 530G, Animas Vibe and Omnipod System. Data on file,
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