The Glucose Score is a feature that uses a combination of parameters (Glucose Performance Zone, Low glucose levels, glucose Drops and the glucose Slope) to describe a user’s glucose level during exercise and estimate an overall index of glucose control. It calculates and displays a score from 1-100 that represents how well a user was able to maintain glucose availability for the working muscle.
The higher the number the more optimal glucose control was. A lower number may indicate that a different strategy is needed to optimise and better maintain glucose level during exercise.
The unique aspect of the Glucose Score is that it combines all relevant metrics associated with glucose control and builds a picture of a user’s glucose availability during exercise.
Performance is a multifactorial phenomenon. Multiple factors have an influence on one’s capacity and tolerance to exercise. Glucose availability and control are one of those factors. Therefore, a score of 100 doesn’t imply/ensure a good performance per se and a user should not use it to justify or explain performance changes. The Glucose Score is a way to guide a user in better managing glucose levels during exercise to potentially reduce the impact of glucose availability on exercise capacity. One can feel great and have a low Glucose Score as well as feeling tired or underperform with a higher Glucose Score.
The Glucose Score is also NOT a measure of fuel or energy, it only gives an indication of glucose control.
External Physical Factors
- Intensity - workload
External Nutritional Factors
- Carbohydrate dose, type and timing
- Fat intake
- Protein intake
- Diet composition
Internal Physical Factors
- Training Adaptations
- Insulin sensitivity
- Liver and Muscle glycogen stores