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How does glucose monitoring impact my performance?
To attain and sustain performance at any level, you need the right fuel at the right time. Our bodies are incredible machines. It’s why we, as athletes, go to the lengths we do to tightly regulate nutrients from the food and drink we consume, trying to achieve an optimal balance for performance. Glucose regulation is huge. It may well be one of the most impactful variables in training and performance. Until now, there has been no commercially available way to truly track our glucose levels as athletes. Learn more about how to use Glucose and your Glucose Levels to optimize performance.

How can glucose data help with performance?
As an athlete, you analyze many metrics — your heart rate, pace, power, sleep. But one of the most critical pieces to athletic performance has been a total black box until now—that’s glucose. Glucose is an athlete’s main fuel source for high intensity exercise. Average Glucose is naturally regulated around 90-110 mg/dL, but may need to be higher for you leading into a training or performance event. Use Glucose to learn what fuel provides a stable and sustainable Glucose Rise, keeping you within your optimal fueling range. Use real-time glucose insights from continuous glucose monitoring to properly refuel and recover after intense performance. Learn more about how to use energy management to improve performance.

How is performance data captured and measured?
Events are crucial to the context required for you to gain insights from your glucose data. These can be made manually or via integration (Garmin, TrainingPeaks, Nolio, Wahoo or AppleHealth). If an integration is used, performance data is imported alongside the duration of the event.  Learn more about available integrations to import your workouts.

What data is available in the daily performance summary?
Performance Summary data includes your Average Glucose Score, Average Glucose, Glucose Stability, RPE and Energy Feel. Complete the Performance Assessment to track your average RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) and Energy Feel. Note, events need to be opened to calculate your glucose score (this only needs to occur once). Learn more about how Glucose Score is calculated.

What is included in the performance assessment and why is it important?
The Performance Assessment includes RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion), Energy Feel, Tags and Notes. RPE and Energy Feel surveys need to be completed within 4 days of adding the perform event. The responses to the Performance Assessment will be averaged into the daily performance summary. Tags can be very helpful to identify and analyze past performance events on your mobile app or dashboard. Notes allow you to add details related to your workout, to be available on your event and the dashboard to be shared with a coach or nutritionist. Learn more about how to analyze events in your personal dashboard.

What distinguishes a performance event from other events?
Perform events include running, cycling, swimming, walking, strength and (general) exercise. They are presented in red on both the glucose timeline and event list. Performance events are specifically distinguished, in red, from both fueling (food) and recovery events, both shown in shades of blue, because data is analyzed over the Glucose Performance Zone (GPZ) as opposed to the Glucose Recovery Zone (GRZ). Learn more about how to stay in the GPZ during your workouts.

What data is available in the daily performance metrics?
Performance Metrics summarize all of the data captured throughout the performance events added on that day. Included in this are: total number of events, total duration of these events, averages of glucose, score and stability as well as your average energy feel. Additionally, minimum and maximum glucose, time under 80 mg/dL and total number of drops are provided. Use these metrics for insight into any adjustments needed in fueling for your current training constraints. Learn more on how to use glucose data to improve your performance.

What is the Glucose Score and what variables impact the results?
The Glucose Score is a feature that uses a combination of parameters (Time in Glucose Performance Zone, time with 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 optimize and better maintain glucose level during exercise. Learn more about how to train with Glucose Score.

What workout data can I import and what performance integrations are available?
This section provides imported metrics as provided by your integrations. It includes average data for metrics including  heart rate, speed, pace and power (as relevant and available) in addition to distance. Use this to aid in contextualizing your glucose data. Learn more about Supersapiens integrations and importing workouts.

Why should an athlete track trailing glucose and why is it important?
Trailing Average Glucose and Glucose Stability are key metrics that can help forecast how an athlete should prepare for their up-coming performance event. Experiment with priming before your workout and tracking your 4hrs trailing summaries. Analyze the effectiveness of your preparation and recovery by tracking your 24hrs trailing summaries. Learn more about how to experiment with fueling with Supersapiens.

Can athletes analyze trailing glucose before a workout and why should they?
Athletes can access a live 3hrs trailing glucose data by taking a Glucose Snapshot at any time. Athletes can consider taking a snapshot of their trailing glucose 1hr prior to performance to understand their metabolism leading into a workout. Access the snapshot from the biosensor icon located in the header of the Live Measure. After scanning the biosensor, the system will return the following measurements: Glucose Min, Glucose Max, Last 3 hrs Average Glucose, Last 3 hrs Glucose Stability and Time below Average Glucose. This will give insight ahead of time into 4hr trailing glucose leading into an event and may provide the athlete information used to adjust their intake prior or during the workout. Athletes can also compare these outputs to their past scans to ensure they're trending to an optimal state. Learn more about how to improve pre-workout fueling. 

What other data is available in performance event analytics?
These are your key Perform metrics and focus on indicators of glucose stability and levels. Metrics provided include: glucose min and max as well as time below 80 mg/dL and drops. Learn more on how to use glucose data to improve your performance.

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