The Porridge Experiment: Using a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to test my blood glucose after eating Oats and Peanut Butter for breakfast.

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!

Freestyle libre front side and oblique view continuous glucose monitor

Practical Experiences, Advantages and Limitations of Measuring Blood Glucose using a Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM).

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?

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!

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!