Diabetes: Glycemic Index

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The glycemic index (GI) is a scale from 1-100 that ranks carbohydrate-rich foods by how much they raise blood glucose levels. Some carbohydrate foods are digested quickly, and others more slowly. A local Endocrinologist can help you better understand your glycemic index

Almost 90% of people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. If you're overweight or obese, you will need to create an effective diet and exercise plan with your diabetes healthcare team. Being overweight or obese puts added pressure on the body's ability to properly use insulin to control blood sugar levels.

Talk to your endocrinologist if you'd like more information on diabetes treatment. 

Visit HealthChoicesFirst.com for more videos and resources on diabetes.

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