Why Tracking Your Blood Sugar Can Transform Your Health

Episode 190 1h 14m


What if you could get health advice that was completely tailored to your unique body? Forget the generalized blanket statements, like “Eat less, exercise more.” I’m talking about actual guidance based on massive amounts of data that can help you optimize your diet and lifestyle for real, maintainable results. This is the future of medicine, and it will be more precise than ever before. It might sound too futuristic or out of reach, but artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are getting us there, and we’re already seeing amazing health implications for those that are utilizing these technologies.

In this episode, I talk about the exciting breakthroughs in health-focused AI and what the future holds with Noosheen Hashemi. Noosheen and I dive into the advances of artificial intelligence and machine learning in precision health. She explains the difference between these two concepts and how we can use multiomics—or multiple biological data sets—to get customized, real-time feedback to redefine an empowered approach to health.

Nosheen’s company, January AI, is using data from continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), heart rate monitors, and food logs to provide estimates of glycemic response to 16 million types of food. It also provides tips for offsetting problematic dietary choices, like an alternative meal or exercise recommendation. We talk about so many other intriguing advances in this episode, like the future of wearables for measuring cortisol, the field of proteomics, and even distinguishing the nutritional differences between crops grown in different places. It’s an exciting time for health technology, I hope you’ll tune in to learn more.


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Topics Covered

  • Noosheen’s journey into using data and AI to drive change in the healthcare space


  • Using multiomics, or multivariate decision making, to understand health and disease


  • Food: the missing piece of data in precision health


  • Artificial intelligence vs. machine learning


  • Using machine learning to better understand glycemic load and assist people in keeping their blood sugar stable


  • Moving away from one-size-fits-all medicine


  • The future of healthcare, continuous health monitoring, personalized health, and precision nutrition


  • What can AI do for our health?


  • The future of wearable technology, including the need for insulin monitors


  • What we can learn from China about using AI to solve for population health issues


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Ep. 190 - Why Tracking Your Blood Sugar Can Transform Your Health