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๐Ÿ“ˆ Exploring the Impact of Foods on My Health with a CGM! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“‰

Last week, I embarked on a fascinating journey of self-discovery using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). ๐ŸŒ This tiny device has become my nutrition companion, helping me unravel the mysteries of how the food I eat and my lifestyle influence my health. This is the 3rd CGM trial I've undertaken in the past couple of years, allowing me to keep check on my wellbeing. ๐Ÿค”โœจ

Excitingly, my blood sugar control has generally been within the healthy range of 4 - 6 mmol/L. ๐Ÿ“Š

Along the way, I've stumbled upon some interesting findings:

๐ŸŒ™ Late Dinners & In-Between Snacking: Eating dinner late and the time between meals affect my response. So, I'm tweaking my eating schedule for a healthier balance.

๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ Bread & Pasta: Surprisingly, staples like bread and pasta don't cause big spikes for me. It's all about understanding what works for your body!

๐Ÿ˜“ Stress & Spikes:ย Stress seems to give my blood sugar a little kick ... it's not all about the food! Managing stress and adding things to promote self-care, such as a daily yoga practice, will be a focus going forwards.

๐ŸŒฑ Next Up: Microgreens Experiment! ๐ŸŒฟ Over the next week, I'll be playing around with adding microgreens at different stages of my meals to see if they help stabilise my glucose response. ๐Ÿฅ— Excited to see the results!

Why Consider a Blood Glucose Trial?

๐Ÿ‘โ€๐Ÿ—จ Personalised Nutrition Insights:

Understand how specific foods impact YOUR blood glucose levels. Your body is unique, and this trial can help tailor your diet to your needs.

๐Ÿšฆ Risk Assessment and Prevention:

Catch early signs of insulin resistance or impaired glucose metabolism to prevent conditions like type 2 diabetes.

โš–๏ธ Health and Weight Management:

Optimise your diet for weight management, consistent energy levels, and overall well-being.

๐Ÿ‹๏ธ Optimising Physical Performance:

For fitness enthusiasts, monitor blood glucose levels to fine-tune nutrition for better endurance and recovery.

Frequency & Approach:

๐Ÿ“† Testing Schedule:

Kickstart with an initial assessment, monitoring regularly over a few weeks. Adjust based on your goalsโ€”whether it's quarterly, bi-annually, or as needed.

Choosing Personal vs. Formal Trials:

๐Ÿ‘ค Personal Trial:

Accessible and tailored to your real-life context. Perfect for personalising your diet based on your unique preferences.

๐Ÿ” Formal Study Participation:

Contribute to scientific knowledge under more controlled conditions. Great for those who want to impact broader research. A good example is Zoe

Considerations for Formal Trials:

๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš–๏ธ Ethical Approval: Ensure adherence to ethical guidelines and approval from research ethics boards.

๐Ÿ“˜ Structured Protocols: Formal trials follow protocols for consistent and reliable data.

๐ŸŒ Research Contribution: Contribute to the broader scientific understanding of nutrition and metabolic health.


Embarking on a blood glucose trial, whether personal or formal, can be a game-changer for your health journey. Use the insights gained to make informed choices, promote well-being, and potentially prevent metabolic conditions. Always consult with healthcare professionals or researchers for guidance on interpreting results. ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿ’ก #BloodGlucoseJourney #HealthDiscovery #NutritionInsights


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