Can Sugar Monitoring Help You Control Your Weight?

Many new companies give you biofeedback to track your blood sugar in a continuous way.

Blood sugar levels can help personalize your diet, and because of that it may make you lose weight better.

Weight loss aside, it is important for those with pre-diabetes to really understand what foods are not leading to healthy blood sugar levels. This can help to prevent diabetes in the future.

Monitoring sugar changes may be very revealing after you begin hormone treatments, start or change thyroid medication, or undergo surgery.

You may be unaware that pre-packaged yogurt, tariyaki sauce, or orange juice causes your sugar to spike well about the 120 optimal level after eating.

Athletes can track their blood sugar with working out to help them plan when and how to eat around training.

Intense monitoring of blood sugar is not for people with obsessive behaviors.

This can be done with a wearable sensor that will last you about 2 weeks.

These sensors measure sugar in fluid that is between cells, not the plasma which a finger stick test or a blood draw measures, so they aren’t 100% accurate.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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