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Dexcom g5 and swimming

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by joanne75, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. joanne75

    joanne75 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I would really like to start swimming soon and I was under the impression that some people can still get readings through the dexcom to the receiver/iPhone whilst in the water is this true does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks
     
  2. Steve3

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    G5 connects over bluetooth so the range is relatively small, and water will disrupt the signal further so there's little likelihood of a signal transmitting whilst swimming. It will reconnect quickly once you're out of the water.
     
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