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Re: [IP] Swimming and minimed CGM



Just to clarify: the transmitter and sensor form a watertight seal when
connected. I wouldn't get the transmitter wet when it's disconnected. Not
that there's a reason to, but just calling that out.

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Brian, T1 dx 6/1999 (age 30),
pumping since 11/2000, currently w/MM 530G
On Mar 28, 2014 3:58 PM, "Steven Schoch" <
schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:

> The transmitter is virtually waterproof. I soak my transmitter (and
> me!) in a hot tub for a half-hour at a time with no problems. I put my
> pump where I can hear it, and if it complains about a week signal,
> then I get out and hold it close for up to 5 minutes until it receives
> the reading. Then I go back in.
>
> --
> Steve
>
>  On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM, Stacey Martin <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
> >  I've been wanting to start swimming again. When I didn't have CGM, I
> just
> > detached the pump and reattached when done. I've been in the pool and
> ocean
> > since CGM, but for about 20 minutes at a time. Then I'd get out, dry off
> a
>  > little and let the CGM relink to the pump. What if I swim for an hour?
> The
> CGM
>  > isn't rated for that long. I can keep the pump by the pool and
> periodically
> let
>  > the pump and CGM communicate so I don't lose readings, but will the
> transmitter
>  > survive? Taping isn't the issue. I use a Tegaderm hp over it and it
> will stay
> in
> > place. I wear the sensors in my thighs.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Stacey M
> .
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