Daily Living – Continuous Glucose Monitors

Living with your continuous glucose monitor may make it easier for you to take control of your glucose levels overnight, after meals, or any other time.


Exercise is an important part of staying healthy with diabetes. That’s because exercise helps the body to better utilise insulin. Medtronic Diabetes Guardian™ REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System is small, discreet, and easy to wear. Before you begin any exercise program, talk to your doctor.

Travelling With Your Continuous Glucose Monitor

Make sure you plan ahead if you’re travelling with your continuous glucose monitor. During flight, the sensor signal needs to be disconnected to minimise the risk of interference. Please consult your doctor for advice on how to best manage your condition whilst travelling. Read more about travelling with a medical device.

Going Through Airport Security

If you're going through security at an airport, tell the security officer that you have diabetes and are carrying diabetes supplies. Medtronic Diabetes continuous glucose monitors will not be damaged by airport metal detectors; however, the wireless signal between the transmitter and monitor could be disrupted by x-ray machines.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2016

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