GI News—May 2011

Jennie Brand-Miller on why gestational diabetes numbers are doubling Child obesity – from the get-go, it’s Mum and Dad who can make a difference The Australian paradox: sugar consumption down while overweight and obesity increase Nicole Senior debunks the ‘people with diabetes shouldn’t eat sugar’ myth Emma Stirling on why lollies and candy are OK […]

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Food for Thought

Jennie Brand-Miller on why gestational diabetes numbers will double‘Apart from re-living ‘The Sound of Music’ at the 6th International Symposium on Diabetes in Pregnancy meeting in warm and sunny Salzburg, I learned that the findings of the HAPO Study (Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Study) are changing the way the world diagnoses gestational diabetes (GDM, or […]

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News Briefs

New link between mother’s pregnancy diet and offspring’s chances of obesity An international study published in Diabetes has shown for the first time that a mother’s diet during pregnancy can alter the function of her child’s DNA through a process called epigenetic change – effectively turning on a fat switch and leading to her child […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on sweet treats Emma Stirling APD Feel strongly that anyone watching their weight or who has diabetes, should cut out sweet treats altogether? Well, it’s time to shake up your views and check out the smart approach to treat time. You can enjoy any food as long as you consider how much and […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

New Idea’s low GI potato salad with lemon yoghurt dressing You can whip up this tasty low GI potato salad that was featured in Catherine Saxelby’s weekly column in 20 minutes. Perfect for summer salads or a buffet or barbecue. Serves 6 1kg (2lb 4oz) Carisma potatoes, washed2 small zucchini (courgettes), thinly sliced¼ cup chopped […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: People with diabetes shouldn’t eat sugar Nicole Senior Fact: People with diabetes can enjoy sugar in moderation as part of a healthy diet.Do you believe that all chocolate and candy or lollies cause a rapid spike and then crash in blood glucose levels? You’re not alone. If you ask anyone walking down the street […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Eat foods, not nutrientsIn his NYT piece Unhappy Meals Michael Pollan documents the ‘shift from eating food to eating nutrients’ and argues that relying solely on information regarding individual nutrients has led people and policy makers to repeatedly make poor decisions relating to food and nutrition over the last forty years. The […]

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GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Isn’t the insulin response more important than the GI value? Wouldn’t it be better to have an insulin index of foods?The insulin demand exerted by foods is indeed important for long-term health, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that we need an insulin index of foods instead of a glycemic […]

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