Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Angel | 2012/11/27

Q.

differences

Hi Doc

Im currently on a low G.I diet as my doctor diagnosed me as hypoglaemic,please expalin the difference between glyaecemic carbohydrate and glyaecemic index as i am sometimes confused when doing my shopping

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

Hi Angel
Glycemic carbohydrate(measured in g) is the amount of digestible carbohydrate which directly influences your blood glucose, i.e will have an effect on raising blood glucose, whereas the glycemic index is the rate at which the carbohydrate is absorbed. As an example, a food with 10grams of digestible carbohydrate and a low GI, will contain 10grams of carbohydrate that will contribute to raising your blood glucose and the low GI tells us that this will happen slowly.

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