July 11, 2023 the FDA approve the Mobi insulin pump to be sold in the US. It has been authorized for use in individuals with diabetes who are six years and older.
John Sheridan, president and chief executive officer of Tandem Diabetes Care announced that, “…Tandem Mobi joins the t:slim X2 pump in our family of insulin delivery solutions bringing new options in wearability, the flexibility to disconnect, and full phone control,”
One of the first things that you will notice about Tandem’s new insulin pump is its size. The Mobi is half of the size of the t:SlimX2 which is already one of the smallest pumps on the market.
This tiny pump is small enough to be carried in the coin pocket of your jeans or worn in a similar manner to a patch pump. Tandem will be selling new shorter infusion sets as well special armbands and adhesive sleeves which allow users a wider range of private wearability options.
Another unique feature of the Mobi is that it does not have a screen. The insulin pump is controlled through an iOS iPhone app. It does have an on-pump button which allows a quick bolus option for people who don’t want to do it from their iPhone.
Like the t:SlimX2, the Mobi does not require regular batteries. Unlike its predecessor, however, the Mobi insulin pump can be charged using wireless charging pads.
While the t:SlimX2 software can be updated remotely, the software for the Mobi will be updated on the user’s iPhone.
Similarities to the t:SlimX2
- Like the t:Slim insulin pump, the Mobi will hold a 200-unit insuln cartridge.
- It will also use Control-IQ technology. This technology is designed to be used as part of an automated insulin delivery system. The algorithm works with a Continuous Glucose Monitor (currently the Dexcom G6 in the case of the t:SlimX2) to predict blood sugar levels. The system works to adjust insulin delivery every five minutes to prevent highs and lows, allowing you to spend more time in range.
- The Mobi is compatible with more than 30 various infusion set and tubing length combinations branded by Tandem.
When is the Mobi insulin pump available?
Tandem expects a limited release of the Mobi to start late in 2023 with full commercial availability planned in early 2024. To sign up for notifications, click on the button below.
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