Clinique La Prairie has integrated the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device into the Healthy Weight programme. A CGM tracks the blood sugar levels in real-time, and spots hyperglycaemia (blood sugar above standard range) and hypoglycaemia (blood sugar below standard range).
The benefit of it is that CGM enables to know which foods tend to make your glucose levels spike is. It is known that higher glycaemic food triggers more insulin, resulting in more calories stored as fat; while lower glycemic food trigger less insulin, resulting more calories used for energy. By understanding where you are and what foods and habits are keeping your glucose levels stable, you can improve your metabolic health and, ultimately, have a better control on your weight.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It consists of a sensor simply and discreetly applied onto the arm’s skin and connected to an app. As carbohydrates are digested, glucose enters the bloodstream before being absorbed into the interstitial fluid (a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the tissue cells below the skin). The device allows the quantification of daily glucose fluctuations and shows an instant visualization of glucose responses. Measuring glucose is used as part of the overall bespoke strategy to lose and control weight by giving you concrete numbers on your metabolic health. When you discover what is driving high glucose variability, you can make informed diet and lifestyle changes to improve metabolic health, which will make it easier to control weight.
The sensor has been designed to track glucose levels for up to 14 days (which perfectly fits with the 14-day length of the Healthy Weight programme). Over the 2 weeks of the stay, Clinique La Prairie’s nutritionist will be regularly checking in the results with the guest and use the science-driven information to design efficient nutritional strategies for him/her.