Why do I need to know about diet and the Glycaemic Index (GI)?

Apart from medical issues that could lead to diabetes, what we eat (the combination of fibre, protein, fats and carbs) plays a huge role in the level of glucose we have in our blood, or our blood sugar. The GI refers to how fast and to what degree a carbohydrate food type will increase or decrease our blood sugar levels.

The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is very true, even more so for people living with diabetes. It is of the utmost importance to become aware of the GI of the food you take in, what foods to avoid, what foods to eat less of and what food to eat more of.

The good news is that when you do, it will make all the difference in your quality of life and go a long way towards helping you control your diabetes. Click here to read about how our dieticians can help you decipher the complexities of it.







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