Why do we ask you to eat our famous muffins?

We give you muffins so that we can see how your body responds to specific ingredients at a set time. By having everybody eat the same muffins it’s easier for us to compare your blood sugar and fat control to other people.

Your kit includes two types of muffin. A “metabolic challenge” which is high in both sugars and fats. As well as “US average” which mimics an average US meal.

What do the blood tests measure?

Finger prick blood tests help us understand how key biomarker levels change in response to the muffin meals you eat. The biomarkers we measure include: glucose, Hba1c, and fats (triglycerides, LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, and HDL ratio).

We measure these biomarkers before (0 hours, fasted), during (30 minutes after breakfast) and after (6 hours after breakfast) your muffins.

What does the blood sugar monitor do?

The blood sugar monitor automatically checks your blood sugar levels every 15 minutes. It allows us to get a much more accurate picture of your blood sugar control than with finger prick blood tests alone.

We will use the monitor to collect data on your body’s response to the muffins as well as any other meals you log yourself. We’ll combine this data with your finger prick blood tests to calculate your blood sugar control.

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