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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.

Glucose 101

Articles and guides to read, bookmark, and share.
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How Weather Can Affect Metabolic Health

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What Factors Affect Blood Sugar Levels?

A bottle of apple cider vinegar next to a glass of ACV and two apples

Should I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for Weight Loss?

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How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

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?

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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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Improve Weight Loss, Sleep, Stress, and Exercise With A CGM

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

How Tracking Glucose Can Change Our Weight Loss Mindset

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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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Dawn Effect: Higher Blood Sugar in the Morning

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Benefits of Stable Blood Sugar: How To Reap and Keep Them

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

Breakfast pastries on white plates next to glasses of orange juice, oranges and cups of coffee. The sugar in these foods can spike glucose, causing the quick release of insulin.|

How Excess Insulin Is Associated with Excess Weight

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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels for People Without Diabetes?

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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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