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Learn About Glucose Metabolism

Understanding glucose ('aka sugar'), glucose metabolism, and how your body processes glucose provides foundational knowledge that can help you make informed decisions about what’s best for you. The science-based articles below will help you understand more about "glucose metabolism".

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Why Is My Blood Sugar High During or After Exercise?

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Can Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

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Should You Exercise Before or After Breakfast?

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Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar?

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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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Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and What You Can Do

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

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Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) for Weight Loss

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Using Metabolic Workouts to Speed Up Your Metabolism (And Training Time)

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Medications That Can Cause Weight Gain

View in the Signos app showing a blood sugar response to an english muffin and butter spiking at 161 ml/dL at 9:44am

Does Vinegar Lower Blood Glucose Levels? 

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Sucrose 101: What Is Sucrose?

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Drinking Water to Lower Blood Sugar? Does it Work? How Much?

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

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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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Does Stevia Raise Your Blood Sugar?

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Beginner’s Guide to the Insulin Resistance Diet

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Why Your Blood Sugar Can Be Higher in the Morning

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Stable Blood Sugar: How To Reap and Keep the Benefits

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How to Reverse Insulin Resistance

Body Signals Podcast

Supercharge Healthy Weight Loss with Functional Nutrition - A Conversation with Jodi Geigle, Nutritionist and Signos Director of Customer Experience.

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What Is Hypoglycemia? What Does it Mean for You?

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?

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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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A white woman leaning back on a rowing machine with his arms bent and holding the bar to his chest.