Sleep trackers, heart rate monitors, fertility trackers, fitness watches…we’ve come a long way in wearable technology since the original 1960s pedometer.
Not only do these wearables offer valuable (real-time) insights that you wouldn’t otherwise know, they offer awareness. Awareness in that they can bring attention to specific behaviors, patterns, or factors that might otherwise go unnoticed in our daily lives..
In the early 2000s, another awareness-raising wearable hit the scene: the continuous glucose monitor (CGM). While originally used for diabetes management, CGM has recently gained popularity outside of the diabetes population. Using a CGM provides real-time data into how your food and lifestyle choices impact your blood sugar.
Here’s a closer look into how it works…