What is Time in Range?
You don't have to be in the range 100% of the time to see great results. Your goal is to minimize the size and frequency of spikes outside of your range.
Aim for steady rises and falls, rounder curves, and flatter lines; a less "noisy" graph. When looking at the spikes, we are looking at the height (the lower the spike, the better) and how long it takes for the spike to come down, i.e., the area under the curve (less time is better).
The goal is not to avoid all carbs. For instance, apples contain natural sugars and may spike you out of range; however, you'll notice that the spike is smaller and drops quickly. The more you can opt for foods that perform like this, the more stable your glucose will remain, thus supporting overall health, weight loss, consistent energy, and more! Aim for roughly 85% in your recommended range for optimal results.
How can I find my Time In Range?
There are two places to see your time in range. If you are looking for your current time range for the day, look at the Signos hex in the home section.
If you want to see your time in range over the past week, check out the top of the page on the app's Log (+) section.
What do the colors in the Time in Range bubbles mean?
The colors you see in each daily Time in Range bubble serve as a guide if you are close to the target for that day. The goal is to stay within your range 85% of the day, so any time you hit that target or go over, the bubble will be purple. If you stay between 70 and 84% of the day, your bubble will be orange. Any time you're in a range under 70% of the time, the color will be fuschia.
Note: These colors simply serve as a guide to help you gauge how you are doing overall. Don’t get hung up on a specific event where your time in range was under where you wanted it to be. Instead, assess the trends over time, review moments where your time in range was lower, and see if you can identify what may have led to the decreased time in range.