A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a type of glucose monitor that works through a tiny sensor inserted under your skin. It measures your interstitial glucose level, or the fluid between your cells, storing this data every few minutes. A transmitter in the device wirelessly sends the information to a mobile app so that you can monitor what your blood sugar is doing throughout the day. To obtain your glucose data, all you need to do is scan the sensor with your phone. If you do not have diabetes, you may be wondering: aren’t glucose monitors not needed for someone like myself? Even if you do not have prediabetes or diabetes but are insulin resistant - or borderline insulin resistant - committing to several months of using a CGM can be a powerful way to discover what foods, exercises, and habits keep your blood sugar stable and thereby reduce your risk of developing a more serious condition down the line.
The CGM provides instant and personalised feedback about your dietary and lifestyle choices, helping you understand what works specifically for your body to optimise your metabolic health. For example, both brown rice and quinoa are whole grain carbohydrates. But perhaps your body metabolises quinoa in a way that does not cause a blood sugar spike or vice versa. Or maybe it's a matter of whether you are eating a certain food before or after a workout that makes your body tolerate it better. See where we're going here?
Motivation to live healthier comes in cycles. So, our membership pricing does too. $249 for 1 CGM sensor + access to the beta app for 3 months. Renews every quarter, cancel anytime.
- Access to the Vively beta app for 3 months - including unlimited access to your Vively insights, personalised education, habit building technology and more
- 1 CGM sensor (lasts 14 days each) — we ship this to you with free delivery + get a complete guide on how to use it. You can purchase more at any time through the app at cost price ($129 per sensor)
- Option to BYO wearable e.g. smart watch
Great question. At $129 per sensor, that could get quite expensive and out of reach for lots of people. Fast!
That's why Vively has designed a system that only requires 14 days worth of glucose data every 3 months. Once we have your data, our dietitian and algorithms use that data to help you implement your insights and learnings, in a measurable way. Then in 3 months time, we re-calibrate your glucose data with another sensor. That way, we bring the cost right down for you, but you're still able to adapt to any changes in your diet and lifestyle.
That said, you can purchase additional sensors through the app at cost price whenever you like. Free shipping included.
Occasionally, sensors can be faulty. If you experience an issue with your sensor, our support team will help you troubleshoot the issue. If it’s deemed faulty by our team, we will walk you through the process of receiving a free replacement direct from the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to replace sensors that have been damaged or mis-used by the user.
Yep, it's water resistant - but it's not waterproof. You can wear it during exercise (including swimming) and in the shower. We'll give you a complete breakdown of what you can and can't do with the sensor when it arrives.
Insulin is a hormone secreted by your pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels. Its function is to convert glucose, or blood sugar, into energy for bodily functions.
Insulin resistance occurs when your muscles, fat, and liver do not respond to insulin. If your body does not respond to insulin, your blood sugar remains higher (since it is not being converted into energy as efficiently) and your pancreas will produce more insulin, leaving your insulin levels high as well. People who are insulin resistant are likely to develop type 2 diabetes and inflammatory conditions down the line.
Oftentimes, individuals may not exhibit any symptoms, but over time as the condition worsens, the pancreas is no longer able to produce enough insulin, which results in elevated blood sugar levels. As a result of high blood sugar levels, symptoms such as hunger, energy spikes and crashes, stubborn weight gain, frequent urination, thirst, headaches, and skin infections can occur.
Lifestyle medicine is a multi-disciplinary approach of working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions. ‘Lifestyle-related’ includes environmental, societal, behavioural and other factors. Lifestyle Medicine is a rapidly growing science-backed discipline, and Vively makes it easy to access and affordable for everyone.
Lifestyle medicine, in combination with Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies are associated with better long-term outcomes and higher success rates in reversing insulin resistance and improving health
Irrespective of whether you carry extra weight or not, lifestyle change is the number 1 factor to preventing and reversing the metabolic and hormonal impacts of long term lifestyle-driven health conditions
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