Glycemic Index and Diabetes
A diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes can be very confronting, especially when the potential risks and outcomes are outlined.
This can be especially so for those who are shocked to find out that their lowfat choices for the last few decades did not prevent type 2 diabetes creeping up on them.
So, (for type 2 diabetics) now knowing that the major culprit was, and is, excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates (sugar), what can be done to halt the disease, or turn it around?
The most successful step will be re-educating yourself about lifestyle changes – notably (but not only) diet. A helpful, almost essential part of this new learning will be about the Glycemic Index, or GI.
This is a list of foods, each with a number that indicates how rapidly this food type is digested and converted to glucose. This report explains what the Glycemic Index is, and how and why it is so useful for those afflicted by diabetes, both type 1 and type 2.
There are also chapters on specific fruits and vegetables that are low-GI, and as such are a healthy, welcome addition to a diabetic’s diet.