Should I wear my continuous glucose monitor during sports?

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William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Whenever your expensive monitor might get smashed to little bits,  consider weighing the risk/benefit equation of protection versus cost in your head. You can’t just remove your sensor and then put it back in after the game, so all you really have to decide is whether or not to keep the monitor on your body when you are doing your sports thing.

Now, not all sports are created equal. Archery is less risky to your monitor than hockey, for instance. Track is less risky to your monitor than basketball. Weightlifting less risky than tennis. And so on.
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