Why You Need To Teach Clients To Test Their Glucose
IN THIS EPISODE:
Early Detection and Monitoring of Blood Sugar
Early detection of blood sugar levels is often delayed in conventional medicine leading to preventable complications. This is the importance of a proactive approach. Monitoring blood sugar helps us understand how daily factors like stress, sleep, exercise, and diet affect glucose levels. Identifying blood sugar issues early is crucial to prevent clients from developing insulin resistance and diabetes, and avoiding complications like damage to the retina, kidneys, blood vessels, and nerves. This highlights the essential role of timely intervention in managing blood sugar for overall health.
Importance of Personal Blood Sugar Testing
Using regular at-home blood sugar testing is crucial. It goes beyond the reliance on traditional markers like fasting blood sugar and emphasizes the importance of checking after-meal levels. The focus is on personalized monitoring, empowering both us as health practitioners and our clients to make informed lifestyle changes.
This method helps identify specific foods that affect each individual by testing blood glucose after meals and examining how blood sugar levels change due to stress, sleep, and diet, practitioners can uncover details missed in broad recommendations. Promoting a culture of individualized blood sugar testing allows functional practitioners to play a key role in encouraging proactive health management and tailored interventions for optimal well-being.
Utilizing Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for Enhanced InsightsContinuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) offer real-time information about glucose levels, giving a clearer picture of how lifestyle choices affect blood sugar. They help spot trends, revealing the impact of factors like stress, sleep, and exercise on glucose levels. It’s crucial to address testing barriers, like fear of pain or financial worries, as the advantages of early detection far outweigh the potential costs linked to diabetes-related complications.
Important ReInvent Healthcare Links
- Access Additional Resources for Practitioners ready to improve clinical outcomes through our Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training.
- Visit the ReInvent Healthcare site to check out other podcast episodes and resources to support you in empowering your clients health recovery journeys
- Check out my Insulin Resistance Course here.