Dexcom Setup Step 6: Log Food, Exercise, & Notes

If you use the Freestyle Libre CGM, navigate to Setting Up Your Levels with FreeStyle Libre CGM.


Overview:

Here’s how to add Food, Exercise, and Notes logs to your Levels app. Log all of your food and exercise—including snacks and walks—in the Levels app to ensure that your final month-end report is as accurate as possible. 

How to Log a Meal, Exercise, or Note:

  1. In the Levels app, select the plus button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Take a picture or import an image of the item you wish to log.
    • The photo is optional; select Skip to continue with a text-only entry. 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.
  3. Add a short description of the log. The level of detail is up to you; you may find it helpful to be more descriptive to help you pinpoint what affects your glucose levels.
  4. Confirm the Start Time (for exercise, you can log the End Time, too).
  5. Mark exercise as Strenuous if you don’t want the glucose spike caused by it to affect your Metabolic Score. See instructions here.
  6. Select Save.


FAQs about logging:

  • What do I use Notes for? You may notice that unexpected events impact your glucose. Examples include: stress, supplements like vitamin C, pain relievers like aspirin, and even some skincare products. Logging these events can help you make connections about how these events affect your glucose.
  • How do I edit an existing log? Follow these instructions: How to Edit an Existing Log Entry.
  • How do I import activities from other fitness trackers? You can set up automatic imports from a fitness tracker using Apple Health or Google Fit.

Once you’re set up to log food, exercise, and notes, your setup is complete!

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