Wait, WHAT?!?! That’s right, monitoring your glucose levels these days is not just for diabetics (or those who are determined to be pre-diabetic). Companies like Nutrisense IO are creating glucose monitoring devices that YOU (yes you!) can use daily to keep an eye on how your body responds to certain foods, activities, stress levels, certain times of the day, and more.
I had the pleasure of trying out this glucose monitor for 2 weeks and I have to say that the results were simply eye-opening. (keep reading to find out)
Before you order your glucose monitor, you have the option to do a subscription or a one-time. This is completely up to you. I personally just wanted to check out my glucose levels one time.
What Do I Do When I Receive My Monitor?
Once you receive your package, you will see a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), the device to help you install it, and instructions. THAT’S IT!
- Download the Nutrisense IO App (available on both iOS and Android)
- Create your account with the same email address and phone number you used when you ordered your CGM.
- Open the device to help install the monitor
- Open the CGM
- Watch my Reel which shows how to install it. You can also watch it on their website too.
- Sync it to your app
- (note that it can take 24 hours for your monitor to start working, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see numbers pop up right away, or if the numbers seem a bit lucrative)
I’ve Installed My CGM, What’s Next?
Congratulations on installing your CGM! Now, for the next two weeks, you will be able to monitor your blood glucose levels. Check your glucose levels after a workout, when you wake up, after you eat, an hour after you eat, when it’s that time of the month, after a bow chika bow wow session with your partner… the times are limitless.
Simply open the app, select the activity (and even place in what you did or ate), and then select scan. Tap your phone to the sensor until you see that it is registered with the app. You will then see your monitor track your glucose in real-time.
AND THAT’S IT! Seems super simple right? If you want to try it for yourself, please feel free to use my $50 discount code on their website using this link. (this is not an affiliate link BTW, so I don’t make any $ on this, it’s simply a discount I’m passing on to you!)
What I Learned About Me
Monitoring my glucose helped me understand how my body reacts to activity, stress, foods, being sedentary, and more.
- My glucose dips every morning about 15 minutes after I start my workout and eventually swings back up as my workout completes.
- My glucose continues to stay low until I break my fast every day.
- It takes my body 20-30 minutes for my blood sugars to elevate after I’ve eaten.
- My glucose spikes more when I eat fruits vs. cane sugar (but this could be due to the fact that I would eat more fruit than foods with sugar.
- My glucose is highest in the afternooon.
- Before dinner, my glucose takes a dip.
- When I’m sleeping between the hours of 1 and 3 am (which shifts depending on when I go to bed) my glucose surges.