Similar information (although with some differences) in the Dexcom G5 Manual:
15.2 Going Through Security
Walk-Through Metal Detectors
Transmitter and Sensor
No worries about wearing your transmitter and sensor when going through security.
Go through walk-in metal detectors or, if you prefer, be handwanded without worrying about
damaging your transmitter or sensor.
If you’re concerned or uncomfortable about walking through the metal detector, the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requests you tell the Security Officer you’re
wearing a continuous glucose monitor and want a full-body pat-down with a visual
inspection of your sensor and transmitter.
Let the Security Officer know the sensor can’t be removed because it’s inserted under the skin.
Receiver, Extra Sensors
Don’t put your Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System components through x-ray machines.
Before your screening process begins, ask the TSA Officer to perform a visual inspection of
the receiver and your extra sensors. Place all Dexcom G5 Mobile components in a separate
bag before handing over to the Security Officer.
For other medical supplies, such as medications, meters, and strips, check manufacturer’s
instructions or the TSA website.
Use of AIT body scanners has not been studied and therefore we recommend hand-wanding
or full body pat down and visual inspection in those situations.
In the Plane
You may keep the receiver on:
1. Before take-off
2. While in flight
3. After landing
The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System is safe for use on U.S. commercial airlines.
If you choose to use your smart device, the airlines request you put your smart devices
in airplane mode. You can do this, but still keep your Bluetooth on and you will be able to
receive sensor glucose information on your smart device.
The Dexcom G5 Mobile Transmitter is an M-PED with emission levels that meet
RTCA/DO160, Section 21, Category M. Per FAA Advisory, Circular #91-21, 1B,
Any M-PED that meets this standard in all modes may be used onboard the aircraft without
any further testing by the operator.
This device can withstand exposure to common electrostatic (ESD) and electromagnetic
Still Have Questions?
Visit the TSA’s website if you have any questions or concerns at tsa.gov.