Why would anyone consider using a CGM for health?
I don’t have diabetes, but I used a CGM for my health this week. Why? Because I wanted to learn in real time exactly what happens to my glucose levels when I eat and drink healthy and/or unhealthy foods.
I know that eating foods that contribute to extreme spikes or valleys in blood sugar creates inflammation in the body.
I know that inflammation can be the beginning of metabolic illnesses like high blood sugar, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and excess body weight. Chronic inflammation is considered a precursor to cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more, as well.
For the sake of this experiment, I ate a number of foods that aren’t typically in my diet. It’s one thing to have an understanding of how blood sugar levels affect us in general, but it was EMPOWERING to see the data from each food and drink decision throughout the day!
This tool can allow people to make the best decisions possible to get into better health… or their BEST health ever! I am now a believer that non-diabetics, as well as diabetics, benefit greatly from using a CGM for their health.
Personally, I’d rather control my health rather than be “controlled” by medicines.
Was there a negative?
What was the negative about this tool for me? I was obsessed with scanning the first few days and it distracted me from my work! That eagerness subsided and I relaxed by day 4.
But the positives were so much more…
- I had a live nutritionist to text with any questions.
- The app scores meals, drinks, and daily total so it makes monitoring more of a game.
- I discovered that every time I felt hungry I was on a downward slope of blood sugar.
- It connected with my FitBit so I could compare all my data in one place.
- The app tracks macros, too, so I was able to learn whether or not I was eating adequate protein.
- This tool proved that what I was teaching was TRUE… we all need to eliminate or reduce sugary foods and simple carbohydrates from our diets.
It’s just honey
People like to think that honey is “natural” and therefore not a problem for blood sugar. I proved that was wrong when I drank a cup of tea with honey on an empty stomach. Yes, I used twice as much honey than I normally would, but I wanted to see what would happen. The honey was my highest sugar spike of the week!
Learn from me! CGM results from a birthday party
I ate what everyone else was eating… fast food cheeseburger, fries, and birthday cake. THIS meal and day were my worst scores of all – a ONE out of ten.
My sugar levels stayed in the diabetic range for over 4 hours and it confirmed for me that THIS is how our standard American way of eating is slowly killing us.
I thank you for following along with me in this food adventure. Any comments? Questions?
Try a CGM for your own health
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Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that may earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you… Kathryn