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 Find medical research and updated information on the glycaemic index and diabetes. Get the latest low GI diet tips and advice on low GI foods to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. For more, read about the glycaemic index and diabetes here. 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. 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. 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. The glycaemic load Right, so you've heard about the glycaemic index. But what exactly is the "glycaemic load"? 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 Glycaemic 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. load more From our sponsor 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know Should I be using insulin?