To get the most out of your CGM, you will want to understand how different meals are impacting your glucose levels. Creating experiments allows you to visualize different food tests you are trying and compare your results in one place. There are two types of experiments: automatic and manual

For a more in-depth discussion on experiments, please read our Experiment guide.

Automatic experiments

  1. Tap the Drawer button in the top left corner and tap Experiments

  2. Tap the Plus button in the top right corner

  3. Give your experiment a name, such as "Wine", and tap Save. Keep the second field defaulted to "Search All Meals".

  4. Tap on the experiment you just created to see

  5. Tap the filter button in the top right corner to set parameters specific to the type of experiment you want. For example, you can add a keyword to the search field such as "wine" to only see meals with the word wine included. You can order your results by different parameters such as glucose delta or AUC.

  6. Your experiment filters are automatically saved and applied when you tap back

By selecting "Search All Meals", this means you have now created a new experiments category that will automatically populate with past and future meal cards that match any of your filters. If you type "wine" into the search box and do not set time parameters, you will be able to see all past and future meal cards with the word "wine" in the description.

Automatic experiments are great for monitoring or viewing meals that contain a specific food. Let's say that you have been testing different variations of your morning oatmeal, by adding the word "oat" to your keyword search, you can now view all of your oatmeal experiments with their correlated mini-graphs to see which toppings worked best for you!

Manual experiments

Manual experiments allow you to pick and choose which meal cards you want to group together.

  1. Tap the Drawer button in the top left corner and tap Experiments

  2. Tap the Plus button in the top right corner

  3. Give your experiment a name, such as "Legumes", select Custom Meal List and tap Save

  4. By selecting "Custom Meal List", this means you have now created a new experiments category that you can manually add meals to. Now, you will have one centralized location to compare all of your legume-based meals.

  5. As time goes on and you log future meals with legumes, you can add that meal card to your experiment by tapping the 3 dots on the meal cards and selecting "add to experiment".

Manual experiments could include any variety of categories you are trying to track, such as your dinner meals, post-workout shake, or whole grains.

To save an existing meal search as an automatic experiment:

  1. Tap the filter button in the top right-hand corner of the Meals screen

  2. Adjust the filters to your liking

  3. Tap the plus button in the right-hand corner and give your new experiment a name

For a more in-depth discussion on experiments, please read our Experiment guide.

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