Here's what we covered in Chapter 2:
It is essential to monitor your labs and glucose values to help you understand what lifestyle changes will help you move toward better glucose values.
Both a CGM and BGM can be used to monitor glucose values, but a BGM gives you a glucose value at one point in time while a CGM gives you total 24/7 glucose data. A CGM measures glucose values in your interstitial fluid while a BGM measures blood glucose, and there is a delay of roughly 15-45 minutes between the two devices.
Monitoring your glucose values also helps you to be aware of potentially dangerous lows (hypoglycemia) or potentially dangerous highs (diabetic ketoacidosis) so you can intervene in a timely manner.
Lifestyle interventions like healthy eating, physical activity, sleep, and stress can all play an important role in your glucose values.
Next: Chapter 3 What You Eat