Your current glucose is a great indicator of how your most recent actions have impacted your glucose. However, it can take time to see the trend. To help you review your recent progress, hop over to the Reports tab.
** Some reports will not generate if you’re not wearing a CGM, as the app will not have glucose data to populate them.
There are five sections to Signos Reports.
What is it: this section shows your weight change over the designated periods. Studies show that regularly logging your weight can help you stay on track with your goals because it helps build awareness of how your body may change from week to week due to your behaviors. Though weight is just one marker of metabolic health, it can be a helpful window into your general progress.
What are you looking for: If your goal is weight loss, medical literature suggests losing 1-2 pounds per week is safe. However, check with your doctor for more specific guidance if you have a special circumstance like a chronic condition that is actively being treated. If your goal is increased metabolic health, the aim is to maintain your current weight.
We know your health is much more than the number on the scale, but this data point is an easy one to track. Daily weight can go up and down even by a few pounds based on a variety of factors like hydration, sodium intake, foods eaten in one day, stress, and sleep. It’s most important to pay attention to your own trend over time.
2. Average Glucose
What is it: Average glucose is the value of your last 30 days of readings.
What are you looking for: Aim for an average glucose of 80-110. Averages can go up and down depending on a variety of factors (what you ate that day, the day before, hydration, how well you slept, etc.). It is important to watch the overall trend of your glucose.
What is it: Glucose variability (GRV or GV), represented as a percentage, refers to the frequency and height of your spikes and dips in glucose throughout the day. It is calculated by looking at the ratio of the standard deviation to the mean (how much you fluctuate outside of your average range).
What are you looking for: Target variability depends on your goal. For weight loss, and metabolic health aim to keep your GRV under 15%. If you are consistently below 15% keep it up! You’ll only see added benefits. Clinical data from research studies shows that higher GRV is associated with more poor metabolic health outcomes while lower GRV is associated with increased lifespan independently of hemoglobin A1C levels.
4. Fasting Glucose
What is it: Fasting glucose is the level your glucose starts at when you wake up in the morning. It is shown as an average of your last 30 days of readings. If we have your sleep logs, we take this reading in the morning at the end of your sleep period.
What are you looking for: Aim for an average fasting glucose of 70-100 mg/dL. Averages can go up and down depending on a variety of factors (consuming a high carbohydrate meal for dinner, eating late at night, or poor sleep). Fasting glucose is also one method of screening for pre-diabetes, where values >100 mg/dL up to 125 mg/dL can be indicative of pre-diabetes.
Learn more about fasting glucose.
5. Time in Range
What is it: Time in Range (TIR) represents the amount of time you spent within your optimal glucose range within a day. This is represented in reports as a 30 day average of your daily Time in Range.
What are you looking for: Our data shows that being in range at least 70% of the day will drive you closer to achieving your health goals.