Diabetes - Glycemic Index

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


The selection of low glycemic index (GI) foods has been recommended for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as a strategy to help optimize glycemic control and potentially support the treatment of co-morbid conditions. Selecting low GI foods is also recommended to reduce the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes in individuals at high risk.
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Key Nutrition Issues
Nutritional management,
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Last Updated: 2013-04-01