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Why does good metabolic health matter?

November 28, 2023

Metabolic health is probably not something you’ve discussed with your primary care physician unless you are diabetic or pre-diabetic. For many of us, it’s simply not on our radar. But it is critically important. Metabolic health refers to how well our bodies process and store energy from food. This plays an important role in maintaining overall health and preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. A key part of the Innovative Vitality program is to teach patients about good metabolic health. That’s why we have you wear a continuous glucose monitor to track blood sugar in real time. Here’s what continuous glucose monitoring will teach you: 


How to Make Better Food Choices

Continuous glucose monitoring provides real-time data on blood sugar levels throughout the day. By wearing a glucose monitor, you gain valuable insights into how your body responds to different foods, activities, and lifestyle choices. This information allows you to make informed decisions about your diet and exercise routines, optimizing your metabolic health.


Quickly Identify Hidden Glucose Spikes

Many non-diabetic individuals may experience occasional spikes in blood sugar levels due to factors such as stress, certain foods, or even poor sleep. These spikes can have negative effects on overall metabolic health. Wearing a glucose monitor can help identify these hidden spikes, allowing you to make targeted adjustments to your lifestyle to maintain stable blood sugar levels.


Highly Personalized Nutritional Guidance

Monitoring your glucose levels can help you fine-tune your diet to optimize metabolic health. By identifying how different foods you like affect your blood sugar levels, you can create a personalized nutritional plan that supports stable energy levels, weight management, and overall well-being – and includes the foods you enjoy eating. This can lead to better metabolic control and reduced risk of chronic conditions like obesity and cardiovascular disease.


Make Lifestyle Modifications

Glucose monitoring provides valuable feedback on the impact of various lifestyle factors on your blood sugar levels. It allows you to observe how physical activity, stress management, sleep patterns, and other factors influence your metabolism. Armed with this information, you can make informed choices to optimize your lifestyle, leading to improved metabolic health and overall well-being.


Early Detection of Metabolic Issues

Continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels can help identify potential metabolic issues at an early stage, even before the onset of diabetes. Fluctuations or abnormalities in glucose levels may indicate underlying metabolic imbalances or insulin resistance. Detecting these issues early allows for proactive interventions, such as lifestyle modifications and targeted medical advice, to prevent or delay the progression of metabolic conditions.


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