What is the blue bar on my graph?
You may notice a blue bar on your blood sugar graph when looking at your blood sugar data on the reader. This blue line is a generalized 'target glucose range' that exists because typically these sensors are used to help those with diabetes measure their blood sugar and keep it in a target range that is agreed upon with their doctor. For our readers, it's been generically set to 100-150 mg/dl.
This blood sugar range has been set the same for every reader in all of our ZOE Test Kits, and is not personalized to you; so not to worry, you do not have to be concerned about your blood sugar being within or outside this blue bar during the ZOE Test 🙂.
What about when there are red lines on my graph?
When your blood sugar level goes below a certain number (below 70 mg/dl), the line of the graph turns red. This is because below 70 mg/dl is typically considered a low blood sugar level. However, because everyone is different, it’s not necessarily cause for concern. The most important thing is how you are feeling. If you’re feeling unwell or if your graph is red very often, you may want to reach out to your doctor. However, if you feel well and your graph goes into the red range only every once in a while, it is likely not cause for concern.
It’s important to note as well that in the first 24 hours of wearing your sensor, your graph may look strange and turn red quite often. This is because the sensor is still in its calibration period. Even if the graph is often red during the first 24 hours, if you feel well, then it is likely due to the calibration.
Should my blood sugar be within a certain range during my ZOE Test?
During your ZOE test, we are unable to suggest any target glucose ranges for you to stay within. ZOE is designed for general wellness and does not diagnose or treat any disease. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels, please consult your physician.
When should I consult a doctor regarding my blood sugar?
The ZOE Test and the results are non-diagnostic, meaning we do not use your blood sugar data to determine health outcomes such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or high/low blood sugar. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels, and/or you are feeling unwell, then we encourage you to consult your doctor.