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Retrieving Data with Glucose Monitors

Updated: May 30

Are you wondering about glucose, or have you been diagnosed as ‘pre-diabetic?’

 

I’ve been trained to read different kinds of lab work and data from a holistic perspective, and I love collecting data. So, recently, I’ve been collecting my own glucose data and researching Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs).


These are some of the glucose-monitoring companies I've researched:

 



All four of these companies use biometrics (like the Abbott Freestyle Libre 3) and leverage advanced technology, such as mobile apps and wearables that help you understand how to live in your body.


Ironically, I do the same thing for my clients—I help clients understand what's happening in their bodies so they can understand why and how to  modify their diet and lifestyle choices. Reviewing actual CGM data makes such a big difference.


I’ve talked about the foundations of health before, but as a reminder, diet, hydration, exercise, sleep and stress (or nervous system regulation) can all have a big impact on our blood glucose levels. So the foundations are important and CGM data can further assist our understanding.


Pro Tip:

Eating protein and fiber first can help decrease blood sugar spikes due to several physiological mechanisms that slow down glucose absorption and modulate hormonal responses.

Also, breathwork, yoga, or the use of mind body practices can help lower cortisol and therefore blood glucose levels which has a direct impact on your cardiovascular health. Seeing your own data can have a dramatic effect on how to make changes. It’s fascinating to see how  eating protein and fiber before watermelon or diaphragmatic breathing during a stressful situation can decrease your blood sugar spikes.


Let's chat. We can look at your real data and discuss how making sustainable changes can improve your health.

 

A little knowledge goes a long way! Let's talk about it! Arrange your no-obligation discovery session and get started on learning more about your own body so you can make the necessary changes to heal today!


I believe in you.


In good health,


Holli Bassin


This communication may contain general nutrition and lifestyle advice. I am not a licensed physician. My advice is not intended, and you should not use it, to attempt to diagnose, prevent or treat diseases, ailments, pain or other medical conditions. Please consult your personal licensed physician to seek advice about diagnosing, preventing or treating specific ailments.

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