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With growing rates of obesity, more people than ever are looking for healthy ways to manage weight. But not all types of weight loss—or diets—are equivalent. A study published earlier this year reveals that middle-aged people lose more abdominal fat while counting carbohydrates than while counting calories.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a frustrating set of symptoms that affect three to ten percent of the female population. Not only do women with PCOS struggle with irregular menstruation and infertility, they’re also at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there might be lifestyle changes that can help, especially with the use of continuous glucose monitoring.
Have you ever measured your glucose levels and wondered: is this normal? You’re not alone. This is a common question without a standard answer. For our next “You Ask, We Answer” article, Shana R. Spindler, Ph.D., explores what we know about normal glucose levels.
Rates of obesity and diabetes are climbing. This is a scary trend for pregnant women, who rely on proper blood sugar regulation for themselves and their developing babies during pregnancy. Learn about Dr. Grace Brannon’s diabetes story, which begins with a life threatening event soon after diagnosis, and how she managed type 1 diabetes throughout two pregnancies using continuous glucose monitoring.
Fighting against the sympathetic nervous system is no easy feat. If we could change the way we perceive stress, we could reduce the negative effects of stress on our blood glucose levels and our bodies. Sometimes this perception of stress is taking place on a level we do not fully realize. So, keeping track of blood sugar is the best way to know how food and life’s stressors are affecting you.
Lowering blood sugar is essential for a number of good health reasons and it’s not a goal one can describe as a “short-term” one. But even for foods relatively high in glucose, there are strategies you can apply to minimize their impact on your glucose levels. We lay them all out in this blog post.
Explore current approaches to disease prevention with Dr. Shana Spindler as she discusses scientific progress in continuous health monitoring and shares her own life-saving encounter with personalized medicine.
Have you ever wondered what foods will help you stay fuller for longer during intermittent fasting? Or how to pack in enough healthy nutrients during a short eating window every day? Sarah Robertson, MS, RD, answers these questions and more in this article on 8 fantastic foods to eat for intermittent fasting.
In our new series “You Ask, We Answer,” we tackle your toughest questions about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). For our first article in the series, Dr. Shana R. Spindler answers the frequently asked question: Why do my blood sugar levels drop during sleep?
What is childhood obesity? Why is it so easily misdiagnosed? What can parents do to prevent or reverse it in their children? On this episode we’re joined by Paediatric dietitian and diabetes expert Eleni Koui. She gives practical advice and valuable strategies on everything from how to control blood sugar, to the ‘right’ breakfast and why parents need to set the example.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women, but its symptoms are largely manageable. In this episode of Sync podcasts, Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Sabine Wünschmann unpacks the signs that a woman may have PCOS, valuable strategies for managing symptoms and what our blood sugar has to do with it.
Food processing is not inherently ‘bad’, most food that we buy and eat has been processed to some extent. What we do need to do, is emphasise choosing foods that have been processed using harmless methods of preservation or even those that improve food quality (like non-alcoholic fermentation). The problem is not processing, it is ultra-processing.
Dr. Shana R. Spindler explores a crucial question about High-Intensity Interval Training: what does research reveal about the effects of HIIT on our health, especially for those who are tracking blood sugar levels?
Science has shown us that peoples’ response to the same food can be highly individual, so the ‘optimal diet’ is different for each of us. Here’s how measuring our glucose response to different foods can help us make the right choices.
A fasting eating pattern may be beneficial for both weight loss and have lasting, beneficial health outcomes. Whilst this style of eating is not for everyone if you do choose to do it this way be sure to have the right criteria when choosing, like your preferences and style, the routines you can stick to, knowing when to interrupt it, and a few more. Give a full read to this extremely interesting topic.
Our gut microbiome plays many crucial roles in our body. To live in a peaceful partnership, the gut microbiome is in constant communication with our body. This communication occurs via several small messenger molecules, called metabolites. Changes in the concentrations of these messengers can communicate situations of health, disease, and stress. Read on how to take care of a healthy microbiome, our second brain.
Read the story of Garrett Panno, a chiropractor and long-distance runner who hit the "dreaded wall". He was determined to run the 2017 Chicago Marathon and raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Over a million spectators were cheering him on, but Panno’s blood sugar levels were dangerously high. Glancing at the numbers on his Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) made him question if he should continue. It wasn’t looking good...