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What should I do with my continuous glucose monitor if I go swimming?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
If you are swimming for competition, or if you just want to splash around in the hotel pool to cool off, you could just leave your monitor poolside. Presumably, if you swam daily, the medical tape that holds the transmitter to your epidermis might work loose, so pay attention to that. Otherwise, swimming is fine.

Remember the CGM sensors are waterproof, as are their transmitters. And while a few CGM monitors are water-proofish (officially “water-resistant”), most are definitely not.
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