There’s a lot of hype surrounding continuous blood glucose monitors (CGM), especially when it comes to health, performance and exercise. The new Supersapiens device looks promising, but I’ve picked up a few queries about it. Here’s what I think, where I think the device falls down, and what I think it do in the future.
This is my first blog back – and it’s about how I plan to write blogs more regularly! Life’s been busy and time has swept away, but I’ve missed writing and want to return to it. How can we use the SMART tool to understand what stops me, or helps me, to write better?
I’ve picked up my habit of journaling, using ‘The Daily Stoic’. Here’s why I’ve done it, and why I recommend complementing a journaling practice with stoicism.
Packing for holidays is an exercise in minimalism with a fun slant – taking only what you need and then, what you want to be spending your holiday time doing.
What about what you left at home? Read on to find out about how packing light can easily get you onto the road to a minimalist lifestyle.
The constant nag to work and strive is something I and others struggle with in our busy and fast paced lives. Holidays are the supposed to be the cure, but this time, I’ve found that gratitude and slow living are more restorative than just taking time away. Read on to find learn more.
Dr Henry Richardson Banks and I sat down to talk about Decision Making in Medicine..
I’ve finished the UK’s Foundation Programme! Life has changed gears and I’m excited to get stuck into future opportunities. Read on to find out about how I plan to make the most of this ‘year out’.
People often worry about high carb meals, high fat meals, or not doing enough exercise. I thought I’d do an experiment that measures my glucose while comparing all three – porridge with and without peanut butter, with rest or exercise. What did the CGM tell me? Read on to find out!
What’s it like using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)?
We’ll explore the practicalities, advantages and limitations of having a Continuous Glucose Monitor placed on your arm or tummy. Is it worth the time, cost and hassle?
I’ve recently read ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport. I think that the book’s message is valuable to everyone, but in this (long) blog, I want to show how employing dedicated Deep Work is essential for a fulfilling career in medicine (and yet is difficult to achieve).
Read on for a short reflective blog of my experiences working, living and learning during Lockdown.
The hospital I am working in is rapidly embracing digital tech to prepare for Covid-19. I wrote a blog, published online with the BMJ, to highlight that there are still some important areas, for example at the end of life, in which we need to improve communication. I am very excited to have had some of my writing featured!!