My attempt to correlate lifestyle factors with blood glucose using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).

If someone offered you an opportunity to take a peek under the hood of your engine, would you take it? A chance to see the ebb and flow of the body’s physiology throughout the day? To observe the dynamic changes the body’s systems undergo while trying to maintain a steady homeostasis?
That’s exactly what I’m trying to do by using a Continuous Glucose Monitor!

Medical Musings – Reflecting on my first job as a doctor.

My first job as a junior doctor was in General Surgery. It was a fast paced job and a steep learning curve, and I embraced getting stuck in to difficult medicine and operations. As always, I learned lots about the good and bad sides of medicine and the human condition. Read on to find out more!

Can Working in Healthcare Change My Gut and Skin Microbiome?

The Microbiome is fascinating, but our knowledge of it is only in its earliest stages. Working in Healthcare, we have a complex relationship with bugs and microbes, antibiotics and probiotics, disease and health. I want to know whether we know if we working in healthcare have changed our microbiomes simply by being at work!

Acute on Chronic – Lifestyle Medicine

I recently treated a lovely 45 year old female patient who had arrived in the ambulatory care department. As I flicked through her triage notes in preparation for our consultation, … Continue reading Acute on Chronic – Lifestyle Medicine

Is ‘Lifestyle Medicine’ effective? Considering The Wider Determinants of Disease.

Lifestyle medicine is the growing ‘movement’ to improve health by promoting an understanding of the wider causes of disease, such as food, exercise, environment, community and stress, etc. Lifestyle medicine … Continue reading Is ‘Lifestyle Medicine’ effective? Considering The Wider Determinants of Disease.