Freestyle Libre Setup Step 5: Log Food, Exercise, & Notes
This article provides an overview of how to add a new log entry. You should log all of your food & exercise activities – including snacks and walks – in the Levels app to ensure that your final month-end report is as accurate as possible. Levels uses entry logs to provide a feedback loop between your actions and your body's responses, raising your metabolic awareness.
How to Log a Meal, Exercise, or Note:
- In the Levels app, tap the button with a + (plus) sign located at the bottom of the screen.
- Take a picture, or import an image, of the food/exercise/note you would like to log. Including a photo is optional, so if you'd prefer to just include a written entry, click the 'Skip' button on the bottom right of the photo screen. It will not affect your scoring if you don't log a photo.
- To import a photo from your camera roll, tap the gallery icon (bottom left side of photo screen, image of two white squares).
- Type in a short description of the log.
- This description will be used in your Levels reports to help identify the food/activity/notes you previously logged. You can get as descriptive as you want. When you first start using Levels, you may find it helpful to get more descriptive with listing ingredients, etc. so you can pinpoint what exactly is affecting your glucose. It is ultimately up to you how descriptive you want to get in your notes.
- Confirm the Start Time (for Exercise logs, you can log the End Time too).
- When logging an Exercise activity, you will have the option to log it as 'Strenuous'. If you don't want the glucose spike caused by an to effect your Metabolic Scores, simply mark it as 'Strenuous' (see instructions here). When you log an exercise as 'Strenuous', the entire Zone that activity is apart of will not impact your Daily Metabolic Score.
- Click Save
- Why use the Notes feature? When using Levels you may notice that some unexpected things can impact your glucose levels. Examples include an increase in acute stress, supplements like vitamin c, pain relievers like aspirin, and even some skincare products. Logging these events as a Note will help you draw those connections to how they're affecting your glucose.
- How do I edit an existing log entry? Please follow these instructions: How to Edit an Existing Log Entry
Once you have familiarized yourself with logging meal/activity/note entries, your setup is officially complete! If you're interested in learning about how to optimize your experience with your Levels, we encourage you to check out the Using your Levels App & CGM section of our Knowledge Base.
If you have any additional questions please reach out to the Levels Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.