Our expert says:
Dear Low GI
While it is true that a food with a low-GI that contains some sugar, will cause less of an increase in blood glucose and insulin levels, than a high-GI food which may contain no sugar, the total quantity of carbohydrate in a serving or a meal also plays a role particularly in diabetics. It is vital that your fried who suffers from diabetes should consult a clinical dietitian (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), so that the dietitian can work out a specific diabetic diet prescription for your friend. This is an individualised diet and not just the general application of basic principles.
So do encourage your friend to see a dietitian and to mention that she is struggling with her sugar levels.
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