All people with diabetes struggle to decide what to eat at least 3 times per day. All of the constant pressure to weigh in calories intake, to calculate the amount of glucose that will enter your body, and then the insulin dosages is so time-consuming and stressful.
Every so often, we are being asked to help you with your daily food-related struggles. The Diabetes:M application solves many of them with its comprehensive food database, logbook, and Bolus advisor. However, we wanted to do more in this direction. To satisfy your never-ending curiosity about the tight connection between blood sugar levels and food, we created for you a whitepaper where you can find actionable information about the Glycemic index (GI) and the Glycemic load (GL) of different types of foods.
With this document, we aimed to make your life more manageable and stress-free. It contains the most used ingredients in a household with their GI and GL.
Glycemic Index (GI system number): the speed at which sugar enters the bloodstream
Glycemic Load: how much the food will raise a person’s blood glucose level after eating it
There is this demanding need for in-depth knowledge in all people with diabetes when it comes to the topic of food. Every year there is always some new research about food and its direct or indirect contribution to your blood sugar levels. In this PDF we summarized the most valuable and practical information found by food institutes, research centers, universities, and more.
Learn more about which foods will keep your glucose levels in range, which ones will help you be in control of your chronic condition, what amount of certain food is OK to eat and how often can you allow yourself a little bit more treats and snacks?
You can download your free copy of the “Food Factsheet for People with Diabetes” whitepaper via this link.