Carbohydrates and Diabetes: What’s the Big Deal?

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Interestingly, there are fewer topics that seem to cause more controversy than carbohydrates and diabetes. Some popular experts advocate some form of a low carb diet, such as Dr. Robert Atkins, Dr. Arthur Agatston and The Diabetes Diet by Dr. Richard Bernstein . These experts also debate the type of carbs you should or should … Read more Carbohydrates and Diabetes: What’s the Big Deal?

Glycemic Index

Not all carbohydrates are created equal. The glycemic index (GI) measures how any given carbohydrate containing food raises or lowers your blood sugar. Eating carbohydrates can have a profound effect on your blood sugar, especially people with diabetes. High GI foods raise your blood sugar more than low GI foods. The goal is to eat … Read more Glycemic Index