The time between sensors is called a practice period. During this practice period, you’ll take action on your learnings from the previous sensor. This means improving upon your metabolic habits of food, sleep, stress, and exercise so that by the next sensor, you’ll see some progress and can make further adjustments and improvements for your best health.
Why the practice period? Taking a break from glucose data allows you to integrate your new habits, and build confidence and independence– all of which are crucial for creating lasting behavior change.
Remember, glucose is your compass, guiding you to better health. On your next sensor, you'll be able to check in to see if you're still heading in the right direction and where to go next.
In the time without a sensor, here’s what you should focus on:
1. Eat your high-scoring foods.
These are the nutritious foods you can count on to give you stable blood glucose, and balanced energy levels. You’ll find these in the “Nutrition” tab in the Veri app.
2. Integrate metabolic habits: food, exercise, sleep, and stress management.
Based on the previous sensor, think about the areas you need the most work on, and focus your efforts there. Maybe it’s trying to mitigate the post-meal spike by going for a 15-minute walk or eating dinner earlier so you get better sleep and lower your fasting glucose levels.
Pick a couple of habits to focus on– don’t try to change everything at once. Developing consistent habits in a few areas will have a big impact on your health– and won’t feel as overwhelming. You can build on existing habits and create new ones during the next sensor period!
3. Deepen your knowledge of metabolic health.
Check out the Journey tab, explore the new articles on our blog each month, and follow along on Veri’s social channels for metabolic health tips, tricks, recipes, and more to support your understanding of your body and health.
4. Engage with the Veri community.
Research shows that social engagement with a like-minded group is important for improving health behaviors. Join our Veri community here for answers to common questions, recipes, research, and motivation!