Please forgive me if this has already been posted, but I could not find it anywhere. I have been through airport security scanners many times with my Medtronic pump without incident, but I have not been through since I started the Dexcom CGM. I am about to travel within the US and want to know what people's experience has been. Specifically, I want to know if the I can just walk through the scanner without damaging the sensor, transmitter or receiver. Thank you in advance.

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Email them at Dexcom or pick up the phone and ask them. They owe you advice.

I, personally, put the receiver in my check-in bag that goes through the conveyor belt, and walk through whatever device I need to. I have experienced no problem. Sure, my receiver may miss one or two packets of data, depending on how long it takes to go through security, but it's not a major issue. All the bits and pieces (receiver, sensor, transmitter) work without any problem.

Here's what Dexcom has to say:

Thank you Kitabparst. Your response and
Dexcom link were very helpful. 

I do the same thing. Just stick it in my check on bag and nothing bad has happened :)

So happy you asked this question! I am getting a Dexcom in a few weeks and was wondering exact same thing. Perfect to keep receiver and supplies in carryon and send it through. However, I always do this with my minimed pump, have not had any adverse effects but after reading it should NOT go through x-rays, maybe I will keep it on and go through the pat downs to protect longevity of pump.
I went to the dexcom link above and it would not let me in, thinking that page expired?




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