Does anyone regularly track blood glucose who isn’t diabetic? I’ve just started both The Obesity Code (after the recommendation on the podcast) and Fung’s other guide book on fasting. I was wondering if tracking blood glucose with a meter is an okay proxy for insulin levels and sensitivity? The assumption here being you’re not diabetic or prediabetic – and by measuring blood glucose you can get a rough idea if your body is sensitive to insulin, and/or your diet is not likely to be causing crazy insulin spikes.
There are a few devices that will upload data via bluetooth and chart your levels. I was considering trying out intermittent fasting, and so thought blood glucose might be an okay data point to track? Or is this another data point not likely to provide much value and lead to analysis paralysis?
I was thinking to begin with, trying 16:8, which seems fairly easy and straight forward. Finish eating at 10PM, do my workout the next morning fasted (which I’m already doing), then not eat until 2PM.
The device I’m looking at also comes with strips for measuring ketones (although not really looking at going ketogenic, so maybe irrelevant).