GI News Podcast

GI News Podcast: Prof Jennie Brand Miller talks about GIProf. Jennie Brand-Miller, co-author of The New Glucose Revolution, explains what carbs really do in the body and why they’re necessary, despite the trend towards low-carb diets over the past several years. She offers practical advice about appetite control, what we should focus on in our […]

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Food for Thought

Gestational diabetes – a growing concernWe spoke to dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell about the growing numbers of women being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. ‘I had nine new patients with gestational diabetes this week alone,’ said Kaye. ‘Even two years ago I would have averaged one or two new patients per week. I see them briefly at […]

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GI News—April 2007

Food for Thought is gestational diabetes, prompted by dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell mentioning recently that she had seen nine new patients with gestational diabetes that week, whereas a couple of years ago she might only see one or two in a week. The same day, we opened our Success Stories mailbox and read about how Claire […]

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GI News Briefs

WHO’s beating the trend?WHO’s predicted 39% rise in the global rate of diabetes from 2000 to 2030 might be an underestimate write Canadian researchers in The Lancet (March 3). When Drs Lorraine Lipscombe and Janet Hux tracked the trends over 10 years in Ontario, Canada, they found that between 1995 and 2005 the prevalence of […]

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Low GI Food of the Month

Rice – the lower GI onesRice can have a very high GI value, or a low one, depending on the variety and its amylose content. Amylose is a kind of starch that resists gelatinisation. The colour or the length of the grain is not a guide to the GI. Although both white and brown rice […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Lentil and custard apple bakeDiscover a new low GI fruit. Custard apples (GI 54) start appearing in fruit markets and the fruit section of your supermarket early autumn (Fall) and taste rather like a tropical fruit salad. Our recipe is reproduced courtesy the Australian Custard Apple Growers Association. Choose one that’s just soft to touch […]

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Your Success Stories

‘Listening to the wake up call’ – Claire‘It was June 2003 and I was 26 weeks into my first pregnancy. I was off to the pathologist’s for a second glucose test (GTT), having had a slightly abnormal reading previously. There was no history of diabetes in my family and despite having reactive hypoglycaemia, I assumed […]

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Get Physical

Let’s Get PhysicalGlenn Cardwell’s 10 tips why you need to get your body on the move.‘It’s what your body was designed for,’ says Glenn Cardwell, author of Gold Medal Nutrition. ‘Being pressed against the lounge or office chair most of the day is not what the body was designed for. Get that heart a-pumping and […]

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Books, DVDs, Websites: What’s New?

GI News Broadcast: Jennie Brand-Miller talks to Margaret Throsby about diabetes, pre-diabetes, the miracle of a cochlear implant and music. Play the Podcast above or download here The PCOS ProjectAshley Tabeling talked to GI News about this new website for women and girls with PCOS and for health professionals working in this area. ‘When I […]

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

I am a 40-year old American woman with a history of slow and steady weight gain. My doctor says I have insulin resistance and should adopt a low GI diet. I have looked at your books on Amazon but can’t decide which one would be best for me.Low GI eating means adopting a ‘this for […]

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