This is my first post to tudiabetes.org. I have been diabetic for almost 25 years and so far have managed the disease very effectively. I’m in the process of getting a Dexcom unit to help even more!!!
My question is how ‘waterproof’ is the Dexcom unit really? I’ve read on the forums about false highs when the unit has been exposed to water. What I’m really concerned with is if the transmitter unit can really handle water. I’m a scuba diver and always looking for ways to keep myself in good control for this reason. Obviously I won’t be taking the receiver unit underwater with me, however the transmitter would be stuck to me and exposed to depths of 100-130 ft. That would be the equivalent to pressures 4x of what you feel at sea level.
I regularly dive in a drysuit (suit with latex seals at the wrist and neck to keep the rest of the body dry) with my pump attached and so far have had no issues with it. It continues to perform without flaw. I’m hoping the Dexcom transmitter will be able to handle the same.
I’ve called support lines for questions like this in the past. Of course the support person on the other end freaks out and tells me there is no way the unit can do this.