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A Good Guide To Good Carbs: The Glycemic Index

A good guide to good carbs: The glycemic index If you have diabetes, you know all too well that when you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar goes up. The total amount of carbs you consume at a meal or in a snack mostly determines what your blood sugar will do. But the food itself also plays a role. A serving of white rice has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar a quick, high spike in blood sugar. A serving of lentils has a slower, smaller effect. Picking good sources of carbs can help you control your blood sugar and your weight. Even if you don't have diabetes, eating healthier carbohydrate-rich foods can help ward off a host of chronic conditions, from heart disease to various cancers to, well, diabetes. One way to choose foods is with the glycemic index (GI). This tool measures how much a food boosts blood sugar. The glycemic index rates the effect of a specific amount oswapf a food on blood sugar compared with the same amount of pure glucose. A food with a glycemic index of 28 boosts blood sugar only 28% as much as pure glucose. One with a GI of 95 acts like pure glucose. High glycemic foods result in a quick spike in insulin and blood sugar (also known as blood Continue reading >>

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  1. ~A2~

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  2. kell-pea

    Hi TimTam 7, my check was just a quick scan in Ob office- he doesn't appear that worried, didn't arrange further testing/scans. He did comment that I only just scrap into GD when I tested with the "new" levels, under the old levels I wouldn't of been considered to have GD. Baby is big all over so not just tummy, legs are long . Since cutting out bread, pasta and cutting down on rice I have dropped 6kgs -I have taken it back to meat & 3 veg type main meals but I found I needed to eat smaller more often (every 3hrs) to keep levels fairly even -my snack between meals is normally an apple or some strawberries with a dash of balsamic. (fasting is normally around 4.5 and after meals is normally around 5.6 (only hit 6.1 after baby shower and eating cupcakes etc)
    My first was over 4kg (9.6oz) and very long (has been off the charts height wise since born and still tracking that way at 5yrs of age), everyone both sides of the family is around the 6ft mark (except me), my daughter was the smallest of her generation (4 cousins so far) and according to my pregnancy records from her I always measured a few weeks ahead.
    I am already booked for a C-section 5days before due date (I have pelvis issues that wont allow baby to engage fully or be birthed naturally) so unless something pops up in the next few weeks I don't think he will change that date.
    Fingers crossed for a smooth last few weeks and goodluck to everyone

  3. wally_23

    Hi just wondering if I can pop in here. Currently 8 wks preg with #4. I was diagnosed with gd at 4wks after a fasting blood test. My level then was only 5.2 which is .1.over the cutoff. I laughed it off really but now some mornings im getting levels as high as 5.9. Today its 5.9 again :/
    My after meals level is fine usually under 6.0 but sometimes under 7.0. My cutoff for that is 7.4 and ive only ever been over once after a big meal at the ILs.

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