Hat tip to Mark’s Daily Apple. Here’s a study where they gave CGMs to medical and dental students:
Some of the results:
This is a way to really change how medical doctors, dental students, and the like (say, nurses, not part of this group but another possible important set of students).
Imagine if every doctor, dentist, and nurse would do this as say a 1 or 2 credit class. There would be an almost immediate change in what they are recommending. (Of course, there will always be those who are so insulin sensitive that carbs don’t matter, but the vast majority are not going to be like that.)
Once you use a CGM for any length of time, you cannot “unsee” what you saw. You have that bowl of morning oatmeal and realize what that does to your blood sugar (hopefully seeing what it does to your appetite, too), and that’s something that is hard to explain away.
Something like this could cause a rapid change.
I’d love to be able to do this in a class of high school students.
Edit: I see one of the main authors was Nick Norwitz, who is a medical student and eats a low carb Med diet (he’s also an LMHR who discusses things with Dave Feldman).