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Eating a Low Glycemic Index Diet
Eating a Low Glycemic Index Diet

Carbohydrates are the body’s fuel of choice. Although we ingest calories from carbohydrates, proteins and fats, it’s the carb calories that the body turns into its readily available form of energy, glucose.

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Making Sense of Glycemic Impact
Making Sense of Glycemic Impact

Caution: Consult your diabetes care team before starting a lower-carbohydrate meal plan. Diabetes medications such as insulin or oral drugs that stimulate insulin production (sulfonylureas or meglitinides) will need adjustment to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) when carbohydrate intake is decreased. In addition, meds might need to be decreased, and blood glucose levels need to be checked more often.

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How to Take Control of High Glycemic Index Foods
How to Take Control of High Glycemic Index Foods

For years, researchers have been suggesting the glycemic index for achieving better blood glucose control.

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Low-GI Diet Does Not Limit Variety or Food Quality

Children with type 1 diabetes who followed a low glycemic index (low-GI) diet for one year ate approximately the same amount of macronutrients and variety of foods as a group that followed the traditional carbohydrate-exchange diet, say researchers in Australia.

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Tracking Grams of Carbohydrate and Other 'Fun' Activities

When I was asked to write this article, my first thought was, "Oh, boy, this should be fun." But as I started my research, I found that I was way behind the curve in my understanding of the importance of tracking my food intake.

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Glycemic Index On the Rise

Not everyone agrees that the Glycemic Index (GI) is the way to go when planning your carbohydrate intake. Despite that fact, nutrition expert Patti Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE, writes about the importance of the GI in the article "From Jelly Beans to Kidney Beans: What Diabetes Educators Should Know About the Glycemic Index."

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Down, Glycemic Index, Down Boy

If only all those high-carb foods like pasta and pastries weren't so high on the glycemic index, you could eat them more often.

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Up, Up, and Away

Now, doctors and patients can access all the information they need regarding the patient's health with the InSight Professional. In August 2001, Disetronic Medical Systems Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota, launched the online diabetes management program that allows users to create a personal database of their insulin intake, blood-sugar levels and more. Patients can upload information directly from their insulin pumps and blood glucose meters from their home computers.

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The Glycemic Index In-depth

Which of the following statements do you think are true?

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Some Low-GI Eating Tips / GI of Various Foods

If you are trying to develop a diet consisting of low-GI foods, consider the following:

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