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Old 07-23-2012, 10:23 AM
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Default Glycemic Index

Hello all,

I have a family history of adult onset diabetes. I have recently started managing my diet via the glycemic index. I was wondering what the best book/source of information on the GI is.

Also, many sites show different index numbers for foods. What is the definitive source of information?
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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Congratulations on taking charge of your health. Adult onset diabetes can be helped with eating foods that are appropriate for you. The glycemic index has some merits but not as much as discovering what foods you are allergic to and eliminating them.

Willliam Philpott, MD, did blood glucose testes on patients who had food allergies and fount that when some people ate a food they were allergic to, which had almost no carbohydrate in it such as cheese, they developed high blood sugar levels as part of an allergic reaction. I've heard people say their glucose levels go sky high if they eat too many nuts.

Get a test that does IgG allergens. The highest and most certain allergens come from dairy and wheat. If you crave any food you are more than likely allergic to it.

If you eat low GI but are allergic to the food then your insulin levels will not be balanced.

Exercise has been scientifically proven to reverse insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. It's fun, it feels good and you'll live longer by exercising every day.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:36 AM
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As a type II Diabetic myself I know from personal experiences that certain foods will send my blood
sugar way up so I just try to avoid them Most of the time. All pastas, all white potatoes, breads/rolls/biscuits
are bad for Me and Orange Juice especially too, though I can eat several fresh oranges okay.
Every now & then, I will treat myself to spaghetti & meatballs or a small baked potato or a small
amount of Mac & Cheese. knowing I'll have to adjust my insulin accordingly.
Exercise is the best thing you can do for yourself plus testing your blood glucose to see what does
or doesn't work for you where foods & juices are concerned.
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