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September 13, 2021

Blood Sugar Basics & How to Test Using a Continuous Glucose Monitor

with podcast guest

Kara Collier

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I’m a big fan of blood sugar testing and this summer I spent a month using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) from a great company called Nutrisense. It actually changed my life. The CGM let me accurately see what’s going on 24/7 and it was a major step up from the traditional finger-prick method.

Today I’m sharing my experience with using the CGM and the co-founder of Nutrisense, Kara Collier, is here to share everything we need to know about our blood sugar.

Kara Collier is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship. After becoming frustrated with the traditional healthcare system, she helped start the company NutriSense where she is now the Director of Nutrition. Kara is the leading authority on the use of CGM technology, particularly in non-diabetics for the purposes of health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction.

Kara delivers some incredibly useful information on everything from how the stages of our menstrual cycle impact our blood sugar, to how CGMs work, what you should be aiming for in your blood sugar levels, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • The immense value of having data about your blood sugar
  • Why you should care about your blood glucose
  • Thinking about prevention vs treatment when it comes to chronic conditions
  • The problem with one-size-fits-all dietary advice
  • How you can start monitoring your glucose levels
  • What you need to know about the A1C test
  • How a continuous glucose monitor works
  • Normal glucose changes throughout your cycle
  • The connection between blood sugar dysregulation and our mood
  • Effect of perimenopause and menopause on our blood glucose
  • Why Kara highly recommends strength training
  • Exercise as one of our most impactful metabolic tools
  • Why data alone isn’t enough
  • Normal ranges for glucose levels
  • Types and causes of low blood sugar

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