Home > Medical > Diabetes > The glycaemic index The glycaemic index All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk The glycaemic index The glycaemic index is an important tool for anyone trying to control his or her blood-sugar levels. DietDoc takes a look at this concept. The glycaemic load Right, so you've heard about the glycaemic index. But what exactly is the "glycaemic load"? GI values of common foods The following lists of GI values should be regarded as guidelines and not as absolute values. The GI is influenced by a wide variety of factors. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » The perks of diabetes A snapshot of diabetes in SA Glycaemic index: unresolved issues The glyceamic index has become a popular tool. However, it's still a relatively new dietetic tool and there are a number of issues that need to be resolved. SA Glycemic Index and Load Guide Learn more about the glycaemic index and glycaemic load with The South African Glycemic Index and Load Guide published by the GI Foundation of South Africa. GI considerations for sports fanatics Most sportsmen and women and the general public have by now heard of the GI concept. DietDoc takes a look at a few important GI considerations. Trying out a low-GI diet I had no choice about changing my eating habits. My body had simply stopped working. It was time for a low-GI diet. This is how things have been. The glycaemic index and diabetes One of the most important applications of the glycaemic index is its use in the control of blood sugar and insulin levels in diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Carbs debate: the importance of GI Low-GI foods offer protection from heart disease, lead to improvement in diseases such as diabetes and bring about better weight loss than any other diet, the GI Foundation says. Glycaemic index: the latest Several factors determine whether a food has a low or high glycaemic index. Here are some of the latest findings, as discussed at the 2008 Nutrition Congress in Pretoria. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.