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5 Things I Learned from Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor

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In this video, you’ll learn 5 unexpected insights I learned from wearing a continuous glucose monitor (and I’m not diabetic).

The beautiful thing about a CGM is it brings what would be future consequences of your food and lifestyle choices into the present moment.

A pop habit may not manifest into type 2 diabetes for decades. But you will see a blood sugar spike on your CGM within minutes. This creates something called the Hawthorne effect - you change your behavior because your behavior is being watched.


Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic introduction. 

[0:31] Why shortcut the calibration period.

[1:28] Why my CGM showed differences than my Keto Mojo (finger prick).

[2:22] How to calibrate your CGM. 

[3:33] Using a CGM to determine your personal carbohydrate threshold.

[5:25] Portion sizes DO matter, even for healthy food.

[6:17] You never really know what you’re getting when you’re eating out.

[7:22] Walking after meals and exercise really does help manage blood sugars.


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