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Better Blood Glucose Management

Studies around the world show that following a low GI diet significantly helps people with diabetes improve their blood glucose levels. There is significant evidence that low GI diets not only decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes but also assist in improving the management of diabetes.

 

Low GI Diets have been shown to:

  • Improve blood glucose levels by reducing blood glucose spikes.
  • Reduce insulin resistance.
  • Improve markers of average blood glucose levels (HbA1c).
  • Improve blood cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol.
  • Increase feelings of fullness after eating and reduce hunger between meals.
  • Increase the rate of weight loss, reduce waist circumference.
  • Help prevent weight regain over the longer term.

These are all important for managing diabetes and reducing the risk of long-term diabetes-related complications.

Low GI and low glycemic load diets also reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It will also lower insulin levels, which makes fat easier to burn and less likely to be stored.

The good news is that the nutritional recommendations for people with diabetes are similar to the healthy eating recommendations for the general public, so there is no need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods.  This helps make healthy eating easier and more inclusive, as friends and families can enjoy the same healthy and delicious meals together.

 

For more information download the GI & Diabetes Management Fact Sheet.