Glycemic Index

By johnepp Latest Reply 2011-05-17 16:34:30 -0500
Started 2011-05-17 06:52:41 -0500

Please explain the Glycemic Index and share your opinion about using this (or other tools) to manage and control Type 2 diabetes.

4 replies

GabbyPA 2011-05-17 13:40:31 -0500 Report

There are some fantastic articles here about it:

I don't use it as much as I should, but I do have a basic list of low glycemic foods that I can use in a pinch. Sometimes I feel like I am playing too many games with the numbers and caution on the low side when I am eating them. There is a great book that explains it that I posted in our book club, but it seems to be missing at the moment. It is called "The G.I. Diet" by Gallop and it breaks foods down into green (go), Yellow (caution) and red (stop). It helped me the most to make sense of the way it all figures out.

One thing that will help you more than anything is to test your levels after you eat a food that you are interested in on the glycemic food scale. What your body does with it is going to be your ultimate truth sayer.

Nonna2Three 2011-05-17 09:49:12 -0500 Report

Here is a decent site with a lot of information on GI:

I have never been fond of math & numbers so I have not used GI to control my diabetes even though I have read a little about it as I have been learning my diabetes. For me I just go with some basics - eliminate sugar as much as possible, reduce carbs as much as possible, switched to diet sodas, added exercise to my life and changed from two big meals a day to three small with one snack per day.

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