Water-resistant CGMs

Are CGM Devices Water-Resistant?

Imagine you are lounging on the beach on a perfect summer day. You decide to cool off with a quick dip in the ocean. Just as your feet reach the edge of the water, you suddenly remember, you are wearing your continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Questions suddenly flood your mind such as can the sensor get wet? What about the transmitter?

More realistically, imagine you slept through your alarm, and you’re late for work. You’re just about to jump in the shower when you suddenly remember that you are wearing your new CGM. Can it get wet?

Don’t let these questions ruin your day at the beach or your morning. Continue reading for a quick guide to the water-resistance of some of the top CGMs.

Water-resistant CGMs

Device

Description 

Time

Depth

Guardian Connect System

The transmitter and sensor are water-resistant on this model

No longer than 30 minutes at a time

No deeper than eight feet

Dexcom G6

The transmitter and sensor are water-resistant on this model

No longer than 24 hours at a time

No deeper than eight feet

Device:  Freestyle Libre

Description: The sensor is water-resistant, there is no transmitter on this model*

Time: No longer than 30 minutes at a time

Depth: No deeper than three feet

Device: Guardian Connect System

Description: The transmitter and sensor are water-resistant on this model

Time: No longer than 30 minutes at a time

Depth: No deeper than eight feet

Device: Dexcom G6

Description: The transmitter and sensor are water-resistant on this model

Time: No longer than 24 hours at a time

Depth: No deeper than eight feet

Note: The monitor isn’t water-resistant for any CGM models. If you’re using a phone as your monitor, some phones may be water resistant but we don’t recommend submerging them. Please seek the phone manufacturer’s specifications for more information.

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