A Beeminder user who now works at an insurance company sent me a continuous blood glucose monitor (CGM). Exciting! I’ve been wearing it for a few days and of course it’s fun to watch my blood sugar rise and fall when I eat, but what I really want to figure out is whether this metric is beemindable!
(My goals include staying at my current weight, health and longevity and all the obvious things, and eating as much candy as possible without inducing diabetes. I’m not entirely kidding, I have legit positive utility for candy. Don’t judge me!)
Here’s how the app looks right now, btw, after fasting all day:
It’s a Dexcom G6 and involves wearing a patch on your skin that talks to an app on your phone. The patch is 100% not noticeable [PS: I meant you don’t feel it at all and is waterproof etc – it’s definitely visibly noticeable]. I guess technically it’s stabbing you with a very tiny needle but applying it didn’t hurt at all. It’s really impressive tech!