Anybody ever put a sensor in a non-diabetic? Do you have data you could share? Will we see any changes in the data if the nondiabetic each a super huge meal or eats nothing at all?
When I switched from one Dexcom to another, I did put the sensor on my non-diabetic boyfriend. I don’t have any screen shots (sorry), but I do know that I was surprised by how flat his trend lines were. We even tried to cause a blood sugar spike by eating ridiculous meals, but it didn’t budge. Full disclosure, though, he’s an athlete, so he theorized that his sensitivity may be better than your “average” non-diabetic.
You think there’s any value at all? In highschool, we gave nondiabetics insulin to see if we could give them low blood sugar. Nothing happened. Maybe they got a little hungary. Thats it.
Do I think there is value in putting sensors on nondiabetics for the sake of science? Yes. Absolutely. Do I think that there is value specifically for me or my boyfriend to know his readings? No - unless they showed something we didn’t expect, but that’s far too expensive to do as a “just in case” measure.
Do you think we will be able to identify lower BG values during periods of time when hes hungry? I thought not. I am often hungry and dont have low BG. But, sometimes when my BG is rapidly falling, I do get hungry.
I don’t think I have a good answer to this question! Like you, I tend to find that my hunger is more closely correlated with rapid changes in blood sugar than with any absolute value, but most of my experience with hunger is my own and therefore skewed by my own diabetic status. I don’t remember my boyfriend’s time on the CGM well enough to even say anything definite about my sample size of 1! I’d be interested to see what other people have to say about this, thought!
Here is a previous discussion.
Cgm on non diabetic