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Posted by: Cindy | 2011/11/10

GI vs GL

Hi, my partner is a type 2 diabetic and I was wondering which diet would be more beneficial to his health and weight?
Many thanks, Cindy

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Dear Cindy
Nowadays diets for type 2 diabetes are designed to take both the GI and the GL into account. However, it is absolutely essential that your partner should consult a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your partner's diabetes and medications into account when working out an individual diet prescription for him, which will be based on foods with a low-fat, low GI and low GL. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI and the GL. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’.
Your partner should also ask his medical doctor what type of exercise he should do on a daily basis (e.g. going for a brisk walk), and start being more active, BUT only if the dr gives permission.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: Cindy | 2011/11/11

Many thanks for the speedy reply!

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/11/10

Dear Cindy
Nowadays diets for type 2 diabetes are designed to take both the GI and the GL into account. However, it is absolutely essential that your partner should consult a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your partner's diabetes and medications into account when working out an individual diet prescription for him, which will be based on foods with a low-fat, low GI and low GL. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI and the GL. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’.
Your partner should also ask his medical doctor what type of exercise he should do on a daily basis (e.g. going for a brisk walk), and start being more active, BUT only if the dr gives permission.
Best regards
DietDoc

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