Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs in women as they age, marking the end of their reproductive years. During this phase, women experience a range of symptoms due to hormonal changes, including hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, and increased risk of certain health conditions such as diabetes. Managing blood sugar levels becomes crucial during menopause, as fluctuations can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being. This is where Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) comes into play.
In this episode, I introduce the concept of CGMs and explore the benefits of wearing a CGM and how it can provide valuable insights into your body’s response to different foods and activities. These innovative devices provide valuable data about our blood sugar levels, allowing us to make informed decisions about our health. By tracking your glucose levels continuously, you can make more informed choices about your diet and lifestyle, ultimately leading to better overall health and vitality.
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[00:02:40] CGMs explained.
[00:04:09] Glycemic load and microbiome.
[00:07:40] CGMs and blood glucose drivers.
[00:11:11] Impact of exercise on glucose levels.
[00:14:40] Poor sleep and blood sugar.
[00:18:12] Glucose monitoring and body temperature.
[00:22:24] Foods with reduced blood sugar impact.
[00:26:39] Protein and meal timing.
[00:29:36] Long-term fasting and blood glucose.
[00:33:32] CGMs provide valuable biohacking data.
[00:37:06] CGM and personalized insights.
“Now, there are four major things that are gonna affect your blood sugar. So, obviously diet. Your physical activity, exercise, physical movement, you know, those kinds of things. Your stress level and what’s happening in your life. And then also your sleep. Those are the four major drivers of blood glucose, and that’s the real reason why I think CGMs are fabulous.” – Betty Murray
“The ultimate thing of what you need to understand is that speed in which your blood sugar goes down, there’s one hormone responsible for that, insulin, right? So, if I have a spike of my blood sugar and it drops fairly rapidly, I know that I have a pretty healthy insulin response or in some cases, in my case, I would say I have a pretty robust, maybe a little overly robust insulin response. We want insulin to do its job, but of course we don’t need insulin to spike heavily. ” – Betty Murray