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What to Expect in Phase 2: See Your Glucose

Woman looks at giant cell filled with glucosePhase 2 of the Level2 Method is all about seeing your glucose. As we like to say at Level2, if you can’t see your glucose, you can’t change it. This means you should be wearing your continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and connected to Level2.

The Goal for This Phase: 
Use CGM to identify foods or situations that cause glucose to sharply rise (>180 mg/dL)
and wear CGM minimum of 10 days.

Things to Learn:
What happens in your body if you have type 2 diabetes?

Why Should You Pay Attention to Your Glucose After Eating

Why is Blood Glucose Elevated in the Morning?

Important Terms & Concepts:

  • Glucose Changes – Noticing changes in blood glucose related to what you eat and drink, how you move, how well you sleep, how much stress you experience, etc.
  • Symptoms of High Blood Glucose (Hyperglycemia) – increased thirst/ hunger, increased frequency of urination, blurry vision, nausea, headaches.
  • Symptoms of Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia) — When glucose falls below 70 mg/dL, you may be experiencing a dangerous condition called hypoglycemia. If you have repeated hypoglycemic episodes as you observe your CGM, contact your care team immediately. If you are taking medications, they may need to be adjusted. (Learn more about hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in these Safety Warnings.) 


How to Use Your CGM in this Phase: 

Freestyle Libre Users 

  • Find the My Glucose screen on the Freestyle Libre2 app. 
  • Notice times where glucose levels rise above 180 mg/dL (it is above the dotted red line at the top of the green area.) 

See the graphics below for guidance: 


Next, set your alarms: 

Set the high blood glucose alarm on the Freestyle Libre 2 app. Here’s how: 

Screen from Freestyle Libre showing blood glucose as an erratic line throughout a dayClick the menu icon in the top left > Alarms > High Glucose Alarm > When glucose goes above 180.  For more guidance on setting alarms, see the graphics below: 

FSL Alarm 1

FSL Alarm 2

FSL Alarm 3

Dexcom Users

  • Find the Daily Glucose Graphic on the Dexcom G6 app.
  • Flip your phone horizontally to see 24 hours of glucose data.
  • Notice times where glucose levels rise above 180 mg/dL (use the key to the side of the numbers on G6 as a reference).

See the graphics below for guidance:

Phase 2 Clarity screen showing 93 mg/DL

Show Clarity app average glucose line


Set the high blood glucose alert on the G6 app. Here’s how:

Click settings ->Alerts -> High -> Turn high alert -> Notify me above 180 mg/dL -> Repeat-never

See the graphics below for more guidance:

A screenshot of how to set Clarity app to an alarm on 180

Toggle to 180 mg/dL