How The Glycemic Index Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

How The Glycemic Index Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

Managing Blood Sugar Levels
The Glycemic Index (GI) is an extremely important tool to have in your toolbox when looking to control and maintain your blood sugar levels and the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. It helps you see what you are eating in simple numerical terms, and when combined with a second number, the Glycemic Load (GL), you can fine tune your meal choices to keep your blood sugar at healthy levels and reduce blood sugar spikes. Let’s take a look at what these numbers really mean and how you can use them to take control of your diabetes. What Is the Glycemic Index? Dr. David Jenkins, together with Dr. Thomas Wolever and Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, conceived the Glycemic Index (GI) in 1979. The GI breakthrough was the outcome of research conducted at…
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