Importance of glycemic index in diabetes.

  title={Importance of glycemic index in diabetes.},
  author={J. C. P. Miller},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={59 3 Suppl},
To date there are 11 medium to long-term studies that have specifically used the glycemic index (GI) approach to determine the clinical gains in diabetes or lipid management. All but one study produced positive findings. On average, low-GI diets reduced glycosylated hemoglobin by 9%, fructosamine by 8%, urinary C-peptide by 20%, and day-long blood glucose by 16%. Cholesterol was reduced by an average of 6% and triglycerides by 9%. These are modest improvements but so too were the changes to the… CONTINUE READING


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