In this fourth HSF podcast, Founder and CEO of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation focus on using “old school” and cutting-edge technology to control hypoglycemia. Opportunities to get involved to test and develop cutting edge solutions to improve blood sugar health, such as continuous glucose monitors, fitbits, and applications that can filter out harmful substances in the food supply.
References from Podcast
- Diet Symptom Diary – https://hypoglycemia.org/diet-symptom-diary
- Diet: https://hypoglycemia.org/diet
- Sweet Revenge – Turning the Tables on Processed Foods: https://hypoglycemia.org/sweet-revenge
- Dr. Robert Lustig’s Fructose restriction study (just one type of sugar prevalent in the food supply) resulted in:
- The Real Food Challenge – 10 days of real food: http://www.nutritionhub.org/toolbox/real-food-challenge
Debunking Myths about Diet
- A calorie is not a calorie: https://hypoglycemia.org/calorie-is-not-a-calorie
- The energy balance myth: https://hypoglycemia.org/energy-balance-debunk
How to Shop and Cook with Real Food: https://hypoglycemia.org/real-food-science-health
New School – Cutting edge
DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLS
- A report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the benefits of digital health tools that are not regulated by the agency outweigh the risks…
- Two of the least helpful metrics are body weight (counting pounds) and (counting) calories
- The bio-impedance scale – Measure body fat, muscle mass, BMI (body mass index, etc.): In-Body Scan – available in bariatric (weight-loss) clinics https://www.inbody.com/global/intro/Technology.aspx
- MyFitnessPal – AN APP – https://www.myfitnesspal.com/
- Fitbit – https://www.fitbit.com/home
- 10K steps a day – Research shows just 7500 steps a day is enough to make a difference: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/10000-steps-rule/590785/
- Purposeful Exercise: Purposeful exercise is overriding factor for promoting good health
THE GLUCOSE ZONE – A concept and an APP
A key idea that may help your health is to identify your ideal “Glucose Zone”
CONCEPT: Instead of targeting a specific level, the aim of managing blood sugar is to keep glucose levels within a healthy range or ZONE. The American Diabetes Association recommends target levels of 70–130 mg/dL before eating for a person with diabetes. Within 2 hours of eating a meal, blood glucose levels should be less than 180mg/dL
GLUCOSE ZONE – THE APP – DIATRIBE REVIEW
- Diatribe is a great source of information for diabetics: https://diatribe.org/glucosezone-exercise-app-people-diabetes
- Designed for all diabetes types and fitness levels, GlucoseZone provides workouts, education, and coaching for your diabetes and fitness goals: https://glucosezone.com/home
CGM – CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS – A GAME CHANGER
- CGM use for non-diabetics (Dr. Aaron Neinstein, UCSF) – The technology is becoming cheaper and more accessible than ever before,: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/31/blood-sugar-tracking-useful-for-more-than-diabetes-commentary.html
- Wolfram’s personal experience with Abbott Freestyle Libre
- Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Article on Continuous Glucose Monitor use – https://hypoglycemia.org/libre-liberation/
- Nutritional Psychiatry / Dr. Ann Childers – Psychiatrist whose practice connects mental & metabolic health: https://lifebalancenw.com/
New technology to help us shop for healthier foods – the Perfact / HSF Filter: https://hypoglycemia.org/perfact-solution/
Leaving you with top take away messages…
- DO a diet/symptom diary…a must!
- Do know everything about the GTT before making a decision whether to have it or not
- Do check out our Diet Suggestion and the importance of “individualization”
- Review Wolfram’s suggested tools to help you…particularly the CGM.
- What is Perfact…check it out on our website…it’s the future of ….
- Take this information and share it with your health care practitioner… don’t be afraid to educate your doctor!