Do you consider the glycemic index of foods in your meal planning?
Yes, always 12% 98 Yes, sometimes 17% 139 No 22% 183 I've never heard of the glycemic index 47% 380
Do you consider the glycemic index of foods in your meal planning?Poll dates: January 23 - 30, 2000
Total Votes: 800
The glycemic index is a measure of how much a food increases blood sugar after eaten. For example, some people find that a food raisess their blood sugar more than another food, even though the two foods have the same carbohydrate content. The food that causes the larger increase is said to have a higher glycemic index.
While many people find the glycemic index helpful in their meal planning, a recent study entitled Carbohydrate Counting Works Regardless of Amount of Carbohyrdate Eaten found that the glycemic index of foods did not affect pre-meal insulin requirements.
For more information, see The Glycemic Index by Rick Mendosa.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:28
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.