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Announcing lifetizr Beta — Optimize Your Blood Glucose Levels for a Healthier Life

Mehdi Yacoubi
December 4, 2020

We are very excited to announce we’ll be opening the lifetizr beta version soon!

As some of you may already know, I’ve been working on lifetizr for some time now — it all started with a personal experiment. Originally, my co-founder Ayyoub and I were working on a digital therapy program to help people reverse their prediabetes, but as we talked to countless doctors and people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, we understood that the biggest problem to tackle was:

How do people get there in the first place?

Type 2 diabetes and other metabolism-related conditions are due to poor health habits; they are developed through life, after years or decades of damage inflicted to the body. So as a self-experiment, I started wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to see how my diet and my exercise affected my blood glucose levels. I was utterly shocked by what I saw! I wrote about my experiment in detail, but in short, I discovered my metabolism and my blood glucose levels were seriously off-balance, even though I considered myself a very healthy person.

I asked people close to me to start wearing CGMs to help us get a better understanding of the situation, and we found out that a lot of people could benefit greatly from receiving this bio-feedback—their blood glucose levels in real-time—and acting upon it.

As you may know from this newsletter, I’m obsessed with health, and most importantly, the preventive approach to health. I believe in prevention and optimization, and I won’t wait until it’s too late to do something. It’s a shame that our society is built upon reactive processes. For health and all the other important challenges of today, a reactive mindset will never yield optimal results.

I always think of my grandfather, who spent his whole life as an athlete and a very healthy guy, and has type 2 diabetes now. What is crucial to understand is that these conditions do not happen overnight and general nutrition advice completely fails to account for inter-person variability. It’s a gradual process where you damage your health slowly and steadily, and it can be happening with you thinking you’re taking care of yourself and being very healthy. Maintaining optimal metabolic health isn’t as easy as people might think, especially in the foodscape we currently live in.

A few decades ago, there was no way to read bio-feedbacks from your body in real-time and adapt your lifestyle according to personalized data-informed recommendations. Today, this is possible, and that’s why we’re building lifetizr. Our mission is to help people optimize their health in a preventive way, and we’re starting with metabolic health.

We are very excited to announce we’ll be opening our beta version soon. If you’re interested, sign up for early access to be one of the first users of lifetizr. We’ll be gradually inviting people from the waitlist.

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