For many years doctors recommended a strict diet for people with diabetes especially when it came to sugar. But now we know that sugar alone is not the villain it was once thought to be. The emphasis now is on controlling blood sugar while getting the right balance of nutrients for great health.
But what to eat?
Information on food from The Glycaemic Index
is your best bet for working out what to eat.
What is The Glycaemic Index?
The Glycaemic Index (GI) ranks food according to how fast it breaks down during digestion; therefore how fast your glucose levels will rise. Food that causes a rapid rise in glucose levels has a higher GI rating; food that is digested slowly has a low GI rating. Low GI foods are good; they give you more energy for a longer time and therefore you generally have lower, or more stable, glucose levels.