Continuous Glucose Monitoring – A Powerful Tool for Metabolic Health
As we have discussed so often, metabolic function is the central player for the entire body as it relates to health, disease resistance, and longevity. It is absolutely essential that we maintain normal blood glucose levels. Fortunately, we are learning more and more about how food choices and activities influence blood glucose, and this allows us to make important changes that can pave the way for health.
Today, we are going to explore new technology, the continuous glucose monitor (CGM), with our guest Casey Means, MD. She is the founder of Levels, which is an incredibly sophisticated but also user-friendly platform using data from CGM monitoring devices to allow us to fully understand the effects of our lifestyle choices, in terms of how they play out as referenced by our blood sugar levels. This data, provided in real time, basically allows us to modify our lifestyle choices in order to have a significant positive effect on our health destiny.
Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means’s perspective has been recently featured in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Hill, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more. She is an award-winning biomedical researcher, with past research positions at the NIH, Stanford School of Medicine, and NYU.
Two final points. First, I recently had the opportunity to publish an op-ed letter to President Biden along with Dr. Means and second, I proudly serve on the Advisory Board for Levels.
Levels is the first biowearable that provides real-time feedback on how your diet impacts your health. By leveraging continuous glucose monitoring technology, the Levels program helps users close the loop between health and daily lifestyle choices around food, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Our customers are losing weight, discovering their optimal diet, and improving their long-term health.
Levels is currently running a closed beta program with a waitlist of over 115,000 people. If you’d like to skip that line and participate in their early access program today, use the link levels.link/perlmutter.