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Glucose Education Guide

Here you'll find collection of expert-written and science-backed articles to guide you through the science of glucose and how to use your body's glucose data as a roadmap to reach your health and weight loss goals.

For a quick introduction to glucose and your body, read, "A Beginner's Guide to Glucose".

After that, you might have some follow-up questions, like:

In this collection, you'll learn:

  • Your body needs glucose for energy, and most times that glucose comes from what you eat.
  • When you consume more glucose than your current energy needs, excess glucose can get stored as fat.
  • You can drive weight loss and optimal health outcomes with your body's glucose data.

See the full Signos roadmap to understanding glucose below.

All Articles

Person scooping flavored yogurt—an ultra-processed food—out of container

How Ultra-Processed Foods Affect Blood Sugar

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Can Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

coffee brewing via pour-over technique

Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar?

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Can Seasonal Allergies Spike Blood Sugar?

Various low glycemic fruits displayed on a round tabletop

Low-Glycemic Fruits

A glass of milk on a wooden cheese board surrounded by nuts and figs

Dairy and Blood Sugar: Does Lactose Cause Glucose Spikes?

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The Scientific Evidence for Using CGMs for Weight Loss

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5 High-Fiber Low-Glycemic Bread Recipes

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CGMs for Non-Diabetics: Improve Weight Loss, Sleep, Stress, and Exercise Timing

Hunger Signals

Signs of Hunger: Recognizing True Hunger & How Your Glucose Can Guide You

Close up shot of vials of blood drawn from patients to track their blood glucose

Why Would a Non-Diabetic Want to Track Their Glucose?

An overhead shot of salad preparation, a meal that is unlikely to spike your blood sugar that may help you lose weight

Blood Sugar And Weight Loss: How Tracking Glucose Can Change Our Mindset

Close up shot of a woman cutting her food with a knife and fork

Glucose Metabolism: What Is It, Why We Need It, And How It Impacts Weight Loss

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Dr. Dixon Answers Signos Members' FAQs About Glucose

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Why Your Blood Sugar Can Be Higher in the Morning

man eating salad with a fork and knife

Stable Blood Sugar: How To Reap and Keep the Benefits

a large black bowl filled with chickpeas, bell peppers, cucumbers, cilantro, veggies, and pita bread with a spoon in the bowl.|line graph image of a high glucose spike from the Signos app|Hannah's Day 1 high glucose spike from white rice|Hannah's Day 2 high glucose spike after white rice|Bill's Day 2 glucose spike after white rice|Bill's glucose after eating white rice on Day 1|a big bowl of raw vegetables with a low glycemic index and low glycemic load|pints of strawberries, a fruit with a low glycemic index and low glycemic load|salmon and lemon slices on a sheet pan. Salmon has a low glycemic index and low glycemic load.|close up shot of a bowl of chickpeas, which has a low glycemic index and low glycemic load|close up image of raw almonds and cashews, which have low glycemic load and low glycemic index|a selection of soft cheeses on white parchment paper

What Is Glycemic Index? Glycemic Load? How Do They Impact Your Glucose

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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels for Non-Diabetics?

A man sitting at a table with his elbow resting on a table. He has a CGM with a sport cover on his arm.

How Does a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Work?

A stack of pancakes with syrup and blueberries, a breakfast that is likely to spike a person's blood glucose

Beginner's Guide to Glucose

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A boy is on his dad's back with his arms around his shoulders. The dad is on all fours, extending his right leg behind him, and is wearing a CGM with Signos sports cover on his left arm.
A white woman leaning back on a rowing machine with his arms bent and holding the bar to his chest.