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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".

Glucose Metabolism

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Sugar and Metabolic Health: Can You Enjoy Both?

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Understanding Metabolic Adaptation

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Why Metabolic Health Is a Good Starting Place for Weight Management

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6 Markers of Metabolic Health & How to Improve Them

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Can Probiotics Affect Your Metabolic Health?

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How to Lower Blood Sugar & Cholesterol

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How Weather Can Affect Metabolic Health

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How Blood Sugar & Metabolic Health Are Related

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Blood Sugar and Your Immune System

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How Your Weight Can Affect Your Immune System

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Does Aging Change Blood Glucose Levels?

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How Your Period Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels

Happy woman eating probiotic-rich yogurt in her kitchen

Should You Take Probiotics to Manage Blood Sugar? 

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Drinking Green Tea: Will it Help with Weight Loss and Fat Burning?

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Why Is My Blood Sugar High During or After Exercise?

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Can Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

A man and woman doing lunges in a park just after sunrise

Should You Exercise Before or After Breakfast?

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Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar?

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

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

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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? 

two whole grain waffles on a plate, topped with blueberries and drizzled with syrup

Sucrose 101: Sucrose And Blood Sugar

A woman sleeping in bed with an eye mask over her eyes

What Should Blood Sugar Be at Bedtime?

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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

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

A white ramekin containing sugar and sweeteners like stevia on a wood table next to salt and pepper shakers

Does Stevia Raise Your Blood Sugar?

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Beginner’s Guide to the Insulin Resistance Diet

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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

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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

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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