Imagine this: it’s 2024, and you’re at your doctor’s office for your annual wellness check. You mention your energy levels have been erratic, and you show them your health tracking app where you’ve made the correlation between certain foods and your fluctuating energy levels. Your doctor, who’s impressed, by the way, is able to order a panel of hormone tests to take a deeper look and later determine you have PCOS. Even though you’ve had “normal” metabolic test results and you haven’t presented with the typical symptoms for PCOS. You and your doctor partner on a solution to help you balance your hormone levels and help you feel better… Don’t worry – we’re not projecting new health conditions on anyone in the coming year. This example is inspired by the real life experience of one of our upcoming podcast guests, Molly Downey. By tracking her glucose levels over the course of the day, Molly was able to pinpoint a pattern of spikes which led to her eventual PCOS diagnosis.
Digital health tools empower you to take control of your health, and using them can lead to better outcomes. In Episode 2 of our podcast, Dr. Brandi touched on why an anesthesiologist is interested in your lifestyle and habits. The more information your healthcare providers know about what is going on in your life and body, the better they can diagnose and treat you.
As we wrap up 2023 and set goals for the upcoming year, we encourage you to think about how digital tools can support your health journey. To help you find the right tools for your needs, we’ve compiled a few guides with options for family planning and fertility tracking and tools that are appropriate for different life stages. We’re rooting for you and hoping 2024 is your best year yet. Let technology help you live the healthiest version of you in the new year and beyond.