📈 The relationship between glucose and sleep is a fascinating one. When you bring stability to this area: sleep, health, and mood improvements tend to follow. Historically, individuals wearing Continuous Glucose Monitors were prediabetic, diabetic, or a fringe group of extreme biohackers (who had finagled a prescription from their doctor!). Nutrisense is one of the few emerging companies looking to change that by removing the obstacle of needing a doctor’s prescription to obtain a monitor for general preventative & optimal health. Most people don’t know that glucose runs on a circadian rhythm meaning WHEN you eat matters, and in this conversation - can play a very real role in your sleep results. Just one night of acute sleep deprivation can lead to a spike in glucose. Not only that, glucose reliably tends to rise when you’re stressed, and even when women are in their luteal phase. Get ready to learn more about the enthralling world of glucose and sleep!
Kara is the Director of Nutrition at NutriSense, a company that uses continuous glucose monitors to personalize nutrition. She and her team of dietitians interpret complex glucose datasets to make lasting lifestyle changes, reverse metabolic dysfunction, and prevent chronic conditions. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship.