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Hacking (and Tracking) My Glucose

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

I never paid much attention to my blood sugar (aka blood glucose, or as I will simply refer to it, glucose) until a few years back, when I started getting more interested in self-tracking/biohacking and my 23andMe DNA analysis showed that I had a genetically elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, which has been shown to be preventable by maintaining ... [ Read more ]
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A Step is (Not) a Step – But Does it Matter?

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Tech

While assembling some of my data for another self-tracking experiment, I grabbed the number of daily “steps” recorded by both Moves and my Basis B1 and whipped up the following chart: I wanted to see if there was a statistically significant relationship between daily steps reported by Moves vs. Basis, even though their values are clearly different. To do so, ... [ Read more ]
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What “Moves” Me – Visualizing 2 weeks of Passive Location Tracking

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Tech

I’ve recently started incorporating an application called Moves into my self-tracking arsenal. As an app, Moves only does just one thing, but does it well – it runs in the background on your smartphone and passively tracks your location 24/7. It has no social sharing functionality, gamification, or bloated features. You can look at a timeline of your day and ... [ Read more ]