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no1techguy replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Just started Dexcom G4 2-1/2 weeks ago and within a week of that took my first flight. i had called Dexcom before flying because I found their G4 manual a bit confusing as to what parts could go through the conveyor belt X-Ray as opposed to keeping…"
Feb 21
Dalia replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Iam travelling quite often and never turn off my CGM. Please note that during the flight (sometimes) monitoring is showing lover BG level that it is in reality."
Feb 19
Joan replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Thanks everyone for all of the help. I'm flying this week and I plan to leave it on."
Feb 10
john replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I agree. Internsational security is sometimes a little more inquisitive(?) so I always tell them I have a transmitter implanted, "right here" and have left it on and running. The CGM itself, I just put it in the little tub, or request a…"
Feb 4
Donna replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Joan, Not sure if I have just been overly cautious, but I have been advised by my trainer from Medtronics and also the Medtronic help line not to leave the transmitter connected when going thru TSA screens, etc. I also received this info in the…"
Feb 3
Stacy replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I travel pretty often for business and I always leave it on. I've never had any issues. I figured if the FAA allows most electronic devices to be on during flights then so can my CGM. I've also gone through scanners a lot more than I would…"
Feb 3
wallskev replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"You can leave it on and running thru security and onto the plane for the whole entire trip. I fly 4-8 flights per week and have no issues or problems."
Feb 3
Joan added a discussion to the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
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CGM and air travel

I was just reading about someone traveling by air. In reading the responses, I came up with a question. I have a Medtronic Real-time CGM. y manual says I have to take off the transmitter and turn it off for travel. It seems like others leave it on, which would be much better, since I could keep track of things while in the air. So, my question is, Do I have to take off the transmitter while on a plane, or can I stay connected? Thanks for any help.See More
Feb 3
Joan joined Bernard's group
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Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

Are you hooked up with one of these new devices? Have you advice to give others that are interested in trying one out? Join the CGM group and share your knowledge.
Apr 2, 2013
Lou A replied to Joan's discussion 'My CGM sensor dies on day 5 or 6. This has been happening the last couple of months. What am I doing wrong that it doesn't last longer?' in the group Medtronic Guardian CGM Users
"mine does the same thing, you are not doing anything wrong"
Mar 24, 2013
Joan added a discussion to the group Medtronic Guardian CGM Users
Mar 24, 2013
Joan joined Anthony DiPalma's group
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Medtronic Guardian CGM Users

A discusion group for diabetics that use the Medtronic Guardian CGM
Mar 24, 2013
Marie B left a comment for Joan
"hi Joan, welcome! it's not often I can welcome someone who's had it longer than I have. Please join this group http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers"
Jan 30, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Joan
"Welcome Joan, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for…"
Jan 29, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Joan
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Joan!! This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance.…"
Jan 29, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Joan
"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
Jan 29, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
help with my Medtronic CGM
Date diagnosed
June 1, 1964
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM, Diet and Exercise

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At 7:53am on January 30, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Joan, welcome! it's not often I can welcome someone who's had it longer than I have. Please join this group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers

At 5:56pm on January 29, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Joan, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions..

Here’s a place that might interest you. http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers

And maybe this one too
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/cgmusers

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 4:56pm on January 29, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 4:11pm on January 29, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Joan!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:57pm on January 29, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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