I began using Tandem t:slim x2 end of 7/2019. It is 4th type of pump I have used in 17 years. Used Deltec Cosmo 5 yr, Animas 5yr, Animas Vibe 5 yr. Inquiring of those who have history of using infusion sets other than Tandem. For most of years with 1st 3 pumps used Minimed Quickset Infiusion sets. Used optional reusable injector. It was rare for me to have problems inserting cannulas or having bent cannulas. I have had a lot of problems from start with Tandem Soft 90° cannula. Yes, I have tried all the Tandem infusion sets. Due to pattern of infusion set viability I now change set every other day.
I do accept fact it took me a while to get used to all the steps of using Tandem’s built in injector. I didn’t have problems with minimed infusion sets plain & simple. I do not believe that I somehow changed overnight so I’m not accepting operator error as reason for failed cannula placement & malfunction after a day of use. I have almost always used stomach area & bent cannulas were rare occurences.
I feel fortunate that Tandem never blames me for equipment failure & always replaces infusion sets which is important with Medicare rationing. They in fact want me to call or contact any time I have a problem.
Have any other members had similiar problems with Tandem infusion sets?