The nutrition educators in the clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center are often asked by patients about whether they should be utilizing the glycemic index as part of their meal planning.
The glycemic index indicates the after-meal response your body has to a particular food compared to a standard amount of glucose. If that sounds complicated — it is!
But while most patients find the glycemic index too complex to be useful as a meal planning tool, it can provide information that may help you manage your diabetes.
What do you think about the glycemic index? Do you use the glycemic index in meal planning?