Getting Started

How to get the most out of Veri in your first week

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The first week of Veri is all about gathering your baseline data so you can understand what you're doing well and what you can improve on! This is your guide to getting started on that journey.

We'll cover everything you need to know in your first week:

Getting Your Glucose Data into the Veri app

To begin using Veri, you must first create a Libre account with the same email address as your Veri account and sync the apps via these instructions.

If you are wearing a Libre 1 or a Libre 2 sensor, you will need to scan the sensor at least once every 8 hours to transfer the data from the CGM to the app software. The sensor's memory only lasts 8 hours, so waiting longer than 8 hours between scans will result in the oldest data being erased and replaced with the newest data.

If you are wearing a Libre 3 sensor then scanning the sensor is not necessary after completing the sensor initialization as the data will automatically be transferred to the app via Bluetooth.

Visit your Timeline

Your Timeline is a record of all your activity. It’s always the first page you see when opening the app.

During the day, make sure to log meals, exercise, sleep, and events. Everything you add will be visible on your Timeline with helpful tips and suggestions provided along the way.

Your glucose data will be used to calculate your Meal Score so you can see how food, activities, and lifestyle impact your metabolic health (more on this later).

You’ll be empowered to make the best choices for you and your health, with real-time data from your body.

You can learn more about your Timeline here.

How to log a meal in the Veri app

Logging all of your meals is critical because it allows you to learn how each one affects your metabolic health. Here are instructions on how to log a meal in Veri and more information on our new AI meal logging features can be found via this link.

How to favorite a meal

To favorite a recently logged meal, navigate to your Timeline and open the Meal card. Then, tap on the Heart Icon to quickly add it to your Favorite Meal list.

What is the Meal Score?

The Meal Score combines evidence-based glucose measures and nutrition research to rate your meal from 1 to 10. The score integrates glucose fluctuation, glucose rise, time above ideal range, after-meal average glucose level, and Food Quality.

Food Quality evaluates how processed a food item is, its nutritional quality, and its glycemic index. Learn more here.

A higher score reflects a meal with a more stable glucose response and high Food Quality. A lower score reflects a meal with a less stable glucose response and lower Food Quality.

Consistently aiming for higher meal scores (typically 7-10) is a good step toward supporting your metabolic health.

You can experiment with the meal composition by adding more fiber, substituting refined foods with whole foods, and eating protein/fat before carbs to help increase your Meal Scores.

Click here to learn more about understanding your glucose measurements

We also encourage you to join the conversation in our Community! You'll learn strategies and tactics (including recipes 😋 ) from peers and nutritionists to help you reach your goals.


Track Events, Exercise, and Sleep in the Veri App

Did you know you can automatically add exercise and sleep through Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit, and Oura?

You may need to close and reopen Veri for data syncing to take place. If you are seeing duplicate events, make sure that you don't have more than one source turned on for those events.

If you do not have other wearables or do not wish to use Apple Health or Google Fit, you can manually track events by following the instructions below.

Exercise

Exercise is critical to your metabolic health. Not only does it increase insulin sensitivity (link), but something as simple as a 20-minute walk after meals can blunt a glucose spike, avoiding that post-spike energy crash.

Tap the plus sign at the bottom right, then "Event," then "Activity."

From here, you can select the type of workout - everything from walking to weightlifting - and then just add the time and duration!

Sleep

We all know sleep is important, but did you know it’s important for your metabolic health too? If you’re using Apple Health or GoogleFit, we’ll automatically add your sleep.

Otherwise, you can tap “Add Sleep” and record the timing and duration.

Events

Food, exercise, and sleep aren’t the only things that affect your glucose levels - that’s why we added “Events.” This lets you log anything from a hot shower to medication. This lets you learn what other factors might be affecting you.

Weight

If weight management is one of your goals, you can log your weight right in the app with just a few taps! You can change units at any time by going to Profile -> Settings -> In-app units.

You can then see your weight and your progress from your Timeline or by visiting your profile.

Need Help?

You can chat with our team at any time by tapping the top left menu icon and then "Support" or by emailing Care@Veri.co.

From there you can chat with our team by tapping "Send us a message."

Looking for more information? You can search for a subject or go to one of our knowledge base collections!

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