In today’s episode, Dr. Toni talks all about how CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors) can track your glucose levels and why this info is important for your health as you age. Your blood sugar varies throughout the day based on a number of things, including your hormone fluctuations and the type and timing of the food you eat. Knowing your blood sugar levels can help you feel better in a number of ways, as well as reducing risk of diseases like diabetes.
In this episode, we cover:
- What is a CGM and how does it work to track your glucose levels
- Why you would want to use a CGM
- Why Dr. Toni is using a CGM based on her family history and genetics
- Some of the factors that impact your blood sugar levels including
- Type of food and drink
- Timing of food and drink
- Physical activity and exercise
- Quality of sleep
- For more info on blood sugar, see Episode 147
- For part 1 of reflecting on 2022, see Episode 157
Today’s Mama Must-Have:
Dr. Toni is a big fan of using silicone container covers for leftovers instead of plastic wrap.
What’s Else is Happening?
Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is next month. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register
Join Dr. Lisa’s new Facebook group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!
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