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If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...Read more

Glycemic Index (Definition)

Diet denotes a term used for weight loss diets based on blood sugar level . Ti help diabetic patient to ...Read more


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Are there any stats how much glycemic index really matters or doesn't matter?

Are there any stats how much glycemic index really matters or doesn't matter?

A Scientific Article: I think this is what you are looking for: the glycemic index: physiological significance {http://www.Jacn.Org/content/28/4_supplement_1/439s.Full}. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index for eggs?

What is the glycemic index for eggs?

Zero!!!: Eggs are all protein and fat without any significant amount of carbs and thus have a glycemic index of 0! Eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and it is safe to eat them liberally as they do not raise cholesterol! However, I strongly advise eating only organic (ideally pasture-raised) eggs. See http://alsearsmd.com/glycemic-index/ and http://tinyurl.com/3ca3by ...Read more

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What's the glycemic index of tequila?

What's the glycemic index of tequila?

Tequila: I don't know the glycemic index of Tequila but you can drink a small amount from time to time. On the day you are going to have Tequila please check your blood sugar before dinner and again at two hour after dinner and Tequila. This should give you an idea of how much you need to increase your pre-meal insulin when you know you are going to enjoy Tequila. ...Read more

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What healthy foods have a high glycemic index?

What healthy foods have a high glycemic index?

Hi prot, lo sugar, : Of limited practical value. Based on intake of 100gm of isolated food-may not reflect portion size, and may not reflect intake, e.g. Most don't eat 100 gm or rice alone. Once you add meat, or fish, tofu, veggies, beans, nuts, seeds, etc you change the G.I. Aim for no refined sugars or grains, protein in every meal. ...Read more

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Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Start simple: There are 2 publications a for dummies version and a complete idiot's guide for the glycemic index they run at 10 to 15 $ and muchnless used. There are also apps for your smart phone that can help you with the calculations. ...Read more

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How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

How do refried beans rate on the glycemic index?

Everyone: Responds differently so check sugar 2-4 hours after having a serving. If sugar <150, enjoy, if >150 then your body is telling you not to do it! ...Read more

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Are low glycemic index diets a good way to lose weight?

Are low glycemic index diets a good way to lose weight?

Sure, but…: Glycemic index is only a small part of the process of weight loss. By itself, it does very little. Better tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can find a low glycemic index bread?

Read the labels: Read the labels, try low carb bread and look at the ada website diabetes.Org for examples of low glycemic index foods and grains. ...Read more

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How can you calculate the glycemic index of a particular food?

How can you calculate the glycemic index of a particular food?

There is no calc: You can look up glycemic index on internet such as the www.Diabetes.Org ( american diabetes association) website under food and fitness. ...Read more

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Any good way to stay away from foods with a high glycemic index?

Any good way to stay away from foods with a high glycemic index?

Look up diet or food: Check out reputable websites like the ada's diabetes.Org under food and fitness you can find examples of low glycemic foods and help with meal planning. ...Read more

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Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

Is whole grain pasta okay to eat while on a low glycemic index diet?

It depends: It probably depends on how much fiber is in the pasta, the higher the fiber, the lower the glycemic index will be. Try to get one that has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving or higher. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Points: Your body does not work in that way.It handles glucose usually on a meal-by-meal basis.Stick with foods with glycemic index of 40 or less with all meals.Drink plenty of water .Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Is eating low glycemic index foods as important for kids as it is for adults? Kids are growing and they have so much energy after all.

Is eating low glycemic index foods as important for kids as it is for adults?  Kids are growing and they have so much energy after all.

YES YES YES: Hi, Thank you for your question. Teaching them to enjoy these foods now will do wonders for them in the future. Any sudden spike in sugar = bad. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index?

What is the glycemic index?

Elevation of Sugar: The glycemic index is a measure of a particular food or food group to elevate the blood sugar after ingestion. Low glycemic foods are best for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes or other instances when one would not want spikes in blood sugar. You can google this and get lots of list or buy books or tables with these listed. It is listed in lots of diets like southbeach. ...Read more

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