Hi all, just discovered the site and it looks cool.
I was wondering if there were any other diabetic surfers or perhaps CGM experts who may offer some advice on this:
I have a enlite sensor (Medtronic 530g system), but was disappointed with its accuracy, bad calibrations, alarms, etc. I thought maybe it was the system so I dropped it for a long time, just using the pump instead. But I was doing some reading and it turns out I was probably just doing a really lackluster job calibrating the thing. Going to give it another go, but I really want to do it right this time.
I surf as much as I can, it’s a huge priority in my life. But I am concerned about my ability to use the CGM sensor and surf at the same time–whether or not it is worth the extra hassle, overhead and risk of becoming demoralized from bad calibrations/sensor data. My questions:
- I can be disconnected for hours at a time. A good session is 3-4 hours of heavy exercise. Disconnecting the sensor once+ per day for this long period… tenable? Do the sensors lose fidelity if they’re not continuously paired with the device?
- I typically wear a wetsuit, which puts a small pressure on the sensor site, and the adhesive is typically saturated with seawater. I’m wondering if this would affect calibration? I don’t typically have issues with the sensor falling off or moving around a lot, at least for the first 3 days.
- I’m concerned about saltwater damaging the sensor. I’ve probably butchered the warranty for the thing just by taking it out into the sea, but it seems to still be functional, so… would I see any problem with accuracy doing that much more consistently?