Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Achieve Data Driven Weight Loss
The MetabolicMD Continuous Glucose Monitoring Weight Loss Center
MetabolicMD is a weight loss center serving patients in Ohio and Indiana that utilizes a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) combined with our physician-supervised low carbohydrate diet to achieve weight loss and improved health. MetabolicMD patients lose weight, but also eliminate many chronic health conditions.
The vast majority of our patients reach their goals and sustain their weight loss. Nearly all of our prediabetic patients reverse pre-diabetes completely. Many of our diabetic patients put their diabetes in remission, meaning they are able to come off most or all of their diabetic medications, and their blood glucose is controlled by diet only in a normal range. Many of our patients are able to eliminate hypertension, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Weight loss and health goals can often be attained without calorie restriction and without experiencing the hunger typical of other diets. Our carefully-formulated, data driven personalized approach offered is nearly universally characterized by both rapid, early weight loss, and long-term weight loss sustainability.
At MetabolicMD, we provide a data driven weight loss program using the technology of CGM to empower patients to meet their weight loss and health goals. Knowing your blood sugar on a continuous basis provides exceptional dieting motivation. We invite patients to lose weight, reverse chronic disease, and feel better with the MetabolicMD CGM program.
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What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?
Continuous Glucose Monitoring is the widely-accepted process of measuring blood sugar (blood glucose) nonstop, 24/7, even while you sleep. Though traditionally used to help diabetics monitor their blood glucose, CGM also has great applicability for non-diabetic and pre-diabetic patients who want to lose weight and improve health. The technique uses a tiny electrode placed under the skin which is attached to a small wearable transmitter. The transmitter sends data to a receiver, usually a cell phone. The monitor is self-applied painlessly at home by the user in about five minutes. Once placed it allows a constant reading of blood glucose for a period of 14 days. Data can be remotely monitored by your MetabolicMD program physician and nutritionist. After 14 days, the old electrode/transmitter is discarded and a new one applied.
Through the technology of continuous glucose monitoring, users are able to check their current glucose levels with a simple scan to their smartphone. This real time data is a crucial component of the MetabolicMD program by helping you to understand how your blood sugar is affected by the food you eat. CGM reduces blood glucose variability (blood sugar spikes and plunges) to improve energy levels and reduce mental fogginess. By avoiding periods of low blood glucose, CGM improves mental clarity. CGM not only guides weight loss, but also provides the user data on blood glucose patterns to optimize energy levels, thinking processes, and even sleep patterns. By adjusting blood glucose to optimal levels, people effectively address a variety of other important health issues. If you seek to optimize health and wellness, lose weight, enhance lean body mass, reduce fatigue, improve mental sharpness and sleep better, then you will benefit greatly from a CGM diet and the MetabolicMD program.