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Diabetes Hub: Guide to Managing Diabetes

National Diabetes Reference Materials - An initiative under the War on Diabetes

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Meal Choices

Consider your meal choices, whenever possible
Consider your meal choices whenever possible to help manage diabetes
  • Different food types have varied effects on how blood sugar is released
  • The Glycaemic Index (GI) ranks the carbohydrates in food according to how they affect blood sugar levels
  • Carbohydrates with a low GI value are digested slowly and cause a lower and slower rise in blood sugar levels
  • Carbohydrates with a high GI value are digested at a faster rate and cause a very sudden increase in blood sugar levels

Did you know?
Excess sugar in your body is converted to fat and stored in your body