Glycemic Index




    Glycemic Index (GI)

    The glycemic index or GI ranks carbohydrates according to their effect on blood glucose levels. The lower the GI, the slower the rise in blood glucose levels will be when the food is consumed. The effect may differ from person to person.

    It is recommended that people with diabetes have moderate amounts of carbohydrate and include high fibre foods that also have a low GI (not all high fibre foods have a low GI).

    Some research has shown that by eating a diet with a lower GI, people with diabetes can reduce their average blood glucose levels. This is important in reducing the risk of developing diabetes-related complications.

    GI numbers are to be used as a guide only as individual foods do not have the same response in all people with diabetes.

    Low GI foods are foods with a GI less than 55.
    Intermediate GI foods are foods with a GI between 55 and 70.
    High GI foods are foods with a GI greater than 70.

    The recommendation is to eat more low and intermediate GI foods, not to exclude high GI foods.

    The GI is only a small part of the healthy eating plan for people with diabetes.

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    Users comments for Glycemic Index

    Mel Pama

    by Mel Pama

    Jul 01, 2016  |  "Good"

    It has some drawbacks. The search algorithm is based on the name + the GI number so I can get all items that are have a GI of 15 and that has 15 in the name part of the pair. However there is no reverse search for GI indexes or ranges of indexes it would be better than having to go through the whole list to find a food. Other than that, I like it. At least it worked when I downloaded it where as the first one I tried did not properly start.

    curtis molina

    by curtis molina

    Feb 15, 2015  |  "Great"

    My wife has PCOS and is considered "pre-diabetic." This app had helped us adjust our diet to keep her healthy!

    Jennifer Brierley

    by Jennifer Brierley

    Sep 13, 2014  |  "OK"

    Simple foods not found on this index, like some vegetables: yet brand name products more available.

    Gary Kelliher

    by Gary Kelliher

    Jun 05, 2014  |  "OK"

    You can't tell what the glycemic value is when there are so many duplicate foods with different values. I can see a couple but thus list needs to be fact checked and edited. It would take a couple of hours to do. I appreciate someone tying to gather this important information for us diabetics.

    Eileen Morse

    by Eileen Morse

    May 12, 2014  |  "Poor"

    Information seemed to be inaccurate.

    Tom Nelson

    by Tom Nelson

    Apr 19, 2014  |  "Great"

    Good app. Would be nice if it included more foods.