Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are small wearable devices with the capacity to track changes to interstitial glucose concentrations in real-time. While these devices were initially designed to assist individuals with the management of diabetes, they have recently gained popularity in athletic populations as a potential tool to monitor fuelling during training and competition.
However, because the regulation of blood glucose concentrations during exercise is complex, it remains unclear whether CGMs provide reliable data that is useful to the athlete and can enhance sports nutrition knowledge and practice. Moreover, the use of CGMs in sport presents comes with several caveats, including technical issues such as dislodging of sensors and synchronization problems, practical issues such as potential bans on their use, and challenges to data interpretation. This webinar will explore these issues as well as addressing how CGMs work and looking at how we can use some of the data they provide
Presented by Dr Jamie Whitfield, ASpS2