Should you spend money on a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?

Dasha M
5 min readFeb 4, 2021

A review on whether you should spend the moolah on the latest, delicious tech device to optimize your health

Example of a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) after it’s been used for 2 weeks (NO IT DOES NOT HURT)

Please continue reading if you fall into any of these categories:

  • You are someone who feels sluggish / tired frequently
  • You have PCOS or Endometriosis
  • You are trying to reduce sugar intake
  • You don’t know which foods are good for you and not
  • You want to improve your performance (cognitive / physical)

If you aren’t one of these people, then the rest of this article will not be interesting for you. Really, it won’t. Stop now.

For those of you who ARE into self-improvement and more energy to get through the day, read on — you are about to embark onto a grand tale of monitoring your glucose levels.

Why Do I Want to Track Glucose? I’m not diabetic.

Great question! You are correct that glucose levels have been, historically, extremely relevant for diabetics. In fact, diabetics often have been wearing devices such as the Dexcom (and hence why they have been historically quite expensive).



Dasha M

Biohacker. Ex-Management Consultant. Advisor to Clinics who want to grow. Explorer and curious connector.