Is there a glouse index??

artqween
By artqween Latest Reply 2013-03-30 11:54:09 -0500
Started 2013-03-29 21:16:44 -0500

Hey friends, i may have spelled that wrong.. sorry..
Plezd to meet u all.

Also… share ur healthy recipes? that can help possibly
cure diabetes??
Thanx


2 replies

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-30 11:54:09 -0500 Report

Howdy "Art"

Yes as Manapua said there is a Glycemic index (GI) but that alone is not enough. A GI tells us only how rapidly the carbohydrates in a food turn into Blood glucose (BG) through digestion.

There is also another list called a Glycemic Load (GL) which indicates how dense those carbohydrates are in a particular food.

The illustration author David Mendoza uses to illustrate the difference is the watermelon: "The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn't a lot of it, so watermelon's glycemic load is relatively low."

You may read more about it and find both a GI and a GL here ~ http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

But I have found out that even those two lists are not enough. We, each of us, metabolize the same foods a little bit differently. What may spike my BG levels may not affect someone elses or affect it only slightly. So I have created a notebook of foods which I eat regularly and have developed a way of testing a food to see if it "plays nice" with my metabolism or not. You may find a discussion of that here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14...

With prayers for your improving health

James

manapua72
manapua72 2013-03-29 21:51:34 -0500 Report

Glycemic index , yes there is … Just google it and you will find the information you need … You can get your diabetes in control so that you are no longer showing any signs/symptoms of diabetes but if you stop what you're doing to get those results it shows right back up … I'm thinking you might be a little new to diabetes ??? Don't fall for the bologna , there is NO CURE FOR DIABETES … @ least not yet …