Managing Diabetes

Managing diabetes: The glycemic load is a more useful tool for making smarter choices.

To avoid an insulin spike, people with diabetes often focus on monitoring a food’s glycemic index (GI)—which measures how rapidly foods boost blood glucose and then ranks them. However, monitoring just your GI can be misleading, says Maryanne Richardson, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator at Weill Cornell Medicine. She suggests that […]

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