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Saved by the rice OR Dexcom: From wet to dry

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by GinaB, May 27, 2010.

  1. GinaB

    GinaB Approved members

    Jun 15, 2009
    Dex went swimming with DS the other day. We thought it was ruined. I posted and got lots of great advice from this board. We covered the receiver in rice for two days, plugged it in, hit the reset and it turned on and initialized. We calibrated a new sensor and it's working great! I am absolutely amazed! Thank you everyone for all the great advice. I never imagined it would ever work after swimming for almost an hour.

    This affirms what I've suspected. I don't think I'd make it through diabetes without all the support and advice I get from CWD.
  2. MikailasMom

    MikailasMom Approved members

    Dec 13, 2009
    Congrats! Glad your Dex was rescued!
  3. mmgirls

    mmgirls Approved members

    Nov 28, 2008
    Happy that It worked for you a few days with out it is better than $299 to replace it.

    Which reminds me, Its been a year now that we have had ours, I think I will put in for a new one since summer is here and water play is around the corner.(actualy it is raining out, but it is on my mind)
  4. hdm42

    hdm42 Approved members

    May 1, 2008
    So glad the rice worked! I'll have to keep that trick in mind if we decide to CGM.:cwds:
  5. Caydens_Mommy

    Caydens_Mommy Approved members

    Mar 24, 2008
    Glad to hear this worked for you.. Now I hope I can remember this when the time comes and ours goes swimming.. Because it is bound to happen!
  6. MyAngelEmma

    MyAngelEmma Approved members

    May 23, 2008
    Awesome! So glad to hear the rice trick worked for you!!! I am adding "a bag of rice" to our list for vacation right now since we will be swimming all day, every day and you never know what might happen.
  7. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

    Jun 1, 1995
    The bag of rice trick salvaged one of our family's iPhones that took an accidental swim in a toliet.

    (The phone was replaced, but the technicians at the local Apple store were able to recover all the data.)
  8. Jacob'sDad

    Jacob'sDad Approved members

    Nov 20, 2007
    I'm so glad to hear that rice did the trick. I wish I would have tried that when Jacob's Dex receiver drowned in a puddle. I'm kind of kicking myself now because it cost us $300 for replacement. All I had to do was come on here and ask what to do and I would have gotten the same rice answer. Oh well; live and learn.

    People on here know everything don't they?:cwds::cool:

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