[Glycemic index and glycemic load in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus].

@article{Silva2009GlycemicIA,
  title={[Glycemic index and glycemic load in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus].},
  author={Fl{\'a}via Moraes Silva and Thais Steemburgo and Mirela J Azevedo and Vanessa D F de Mello},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={560-71}
}
The tight glycemic control can prevent and/or delay the development of chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). Dietary carbohydrates are the main determinant of postprandial blood glucose and glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load are used to predict blood glucose response to foods. The aim of this paper was to critically review the role of low GI… CONTINUE READING