Low Glycemic Diets Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

According to new study, diabetics who follow low glycemic diets and include low glycemic foods in their routine diabetic diet have more chances to control blood sugar levels in body.

Glycemic index is perfect way of ranking foods, according to how they can affect blood sugar levels of our body, especially carbohydrates.

Many clinicians measured hemoglobin A1c levels that helps give perfect picture of a person’s blood sugar control over months. The researchers found that almost 0.5% of blood sugar levels are decreased with low glycemic index diet.

The systemic study including 402 participants examined 11 randomized controlled trials of diet with low GI foods or low GI loads and the interventions continued for 4 weeks to 12 months.

According to American Association of Diabetes, based on consuming certain foods like white bread, the highest score of GI is 100 and low GI score is 55 or even less.

Combining the measure of amount of carbohydrate intake in specific food and its GI score, glycemic load and its overall affect on diet is determined.

According to Thomas, Center for Evidence-Based Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead at the University of Sydney, “the participants in this trail of low GI diet for controlling diabetes are almost adults and two children with type 1 diabetes”.

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