The first week of Veri is all about getting 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 on your first week:
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, you’ll scan your sensor and add meals, exercise, sleep, and events. You'll see everything added to your timeline along with helpful tips along the way.
Your glucose data will be used to calculate your Meal and Daily Scores 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 data from your body.
Scan your sensor at least every 8 hours
The Libre sensor holds eight hours of data.
It’s important that you scan when you wake up, before bed, and a couple of times in between, otherwise you’ll see gaps in your data. You'll use an app called LibreLink for the sensor scanning, which will automatically pull the data into Veri.
Make sure your reminder notifications are on so you don’t forget!
Add your meals
Logging all of your meals is critical because it allows you to learn how each one affects your metabolic health.
Tap the empty meal slot on your timeline
Add the name of the meal, ingredients, quantities, a photo, and time. (You can even add a previous meal that you’ve favorited. ❤️)
Tap save and you're done!
Your Meal Score will be ready in 2 hours.
Tip: If you give it a descriptive name, we'll provide "smart suggestions" of ingredients based on the name to make logging even faster.
Once you’ve added a meal, Veri gets to work analyzing your glucose response to provide a Meal Score.
Know your Meal Scores
The Meal Score brings together evidence-based glucose measures to rate your meal from 1 to 10. A higher score reflects a meal with a more stable glucose response.
The score integrates glucose fluctuation, glucose rise, time above ideal range, and after-meal average glucose level. Learn more about your Meal Score here.
Consistently aiming for higher meal scores (typically, 8-10), may be a good step toward supporting your metabolic health.
You can experiment with things like adding more fiber, substituting refined foods for whole foods, and eating protein/fat before carbs to help increase your Meal Scores.
We also encourage you to join the conversation in our Community! You'll learn strategies and tactics (including recipes 😋 ) from peers and nutritionists that can help you reach your goals.
Click here to learn more about understanding your glucose measurements!
Track events, exercise, and sleep
Exercise is critical to your metabolic health. Not only does it increase insulin sensitivity (link), 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 - then just add the time and duration!
We all know sleep is important, but did you know it’s important for metabolic health too? (link) 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.
TIP If you have Apple Health or Google Fit, sleep and exercise can be added automatically. Simply navigate to the main menu, settings, then turn on the integration. Next time you record a workout or sleep, it will automatically show up in your Timeline.
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 that third cup of coffee. This lets you learn what other factors might be affecting you.
If weight management is one of your goals, you can log your weight right in the app with just a few taps!
Review your Daily Scores
At the end of each day, you’ll receive a Daily Score. The Daily Score is a dynamic score that integrates vital science-backed lifestyle and glucose contributors into a singular measure, with a maximum score of 100. You should aim for 80-100 each day, but life happens and perfection is not the goal. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t make it to 80, try something different the next day!
The major contributors to your Daily Score include meal scores, meal timing, fasting window, along with lifestyle factors, like sleep quantity and quality, and physical activity/exercise.
Think of your Daily Score as your North star in your journey to achieve optimal metabolic health. It allows you rapidly to compare key metrics across days, weeks, and months.