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Tandem Diabetes Care receives FDA nod for Tandem Mobi insulin pump

The Tandem Mobi is fully controllable from a mobile app and is the world’s smallest durable automated insulin delivery system, the company said.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor

Tandem Diabetes Care has received the Food and Drug Administration’s green light for the Tandem Mobi insulin pump for people with diabetes aged 6 years old and older. 

The Tandem Mobi is fully controllable from a mobile app and is the world’s smallest durable automated insulin delivery system, the company said.

“Testing the limits of pump miniaturization, 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,” said John Sheridan, president and CEO. “Through this expansion, we are delivering on our commitment to bring greater choice, along with the proven benefits of Tandem’s technology, to more people living with diabetes.”

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The Tandem Mobi features a 200-unit insulin cartridge and an on-pump button that provides an alternative option to phone control for bolusing insulin. Additional features include:

  • Multiple Wear Options – Less than half the size of the t:slim X2 pump, Tandem Mobi can fit in a coin pocket, be clipped to clothing, or worn on-body with an adhesive sleeve (sold separately);
  • Detachable Infusion Sets – Compatible with all existing Tandem-branded infusion sets manufactured by the Convatec Group, including a new five-inch tubing option made just for Tandem Mobi. Infusion sets allow users to temporarily disconnect from their pump for convenience and provide the flexibility of more than 30 mix-and-match infusion site and tubing length combinations;
  • AID Compatibility – Designed for use as part of an automated insulin delivery system, the Tandem Mobi features Control-IQ technology;
  • Mobile App Control – Full iOS mobile control through a user’s compatible iPhone; and
  • Modern Technology – Inductive charging and capable of wireless remote software updates via a compatible smartphone.

A limited release of Tandem Mobi is expected to start in late 2023 with full commercial availability planned in early 2024. To sign up for notifications, please visit online here.

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The Tandem Mobi will be offered with Control-IQ technology, a hybrid closed-loop algorithm for use by people with type 1 diabetes age 6 and up. Control-IQ technology uses compatible continuous glucose monitoring sensor values to predict glucose levels 30 minutes ahead and adjust insulin delivery every 5 minutes to help prevent highs and lows, while still allowing the user to manually bolus for meals. It also can deliver automatic correction boluses (up to one an hour) to help prevent hyperglycemia, the company said.

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