My take on glycemic index is that, in general it is more applicable to Type 2, than Type 1. That is, switching from white to whole grain bread, from white to brown rice, etc. doesn't generally make all that much difference to Type 1's. (Though of course whole grain is healthier!). Beyond that it is definitely, as hobbit says, a personal thing. I'm also on a non-speaking status with rice, it's just impossible for me. Ditto any kind of cereal. Pasta I eat sometimes because I'm a vegetarian and when I go out sometimes it's the only option, but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I do have to respectfully differ from Kathy's statement. I think our culture is way to worried about being just the tiny bit deprived...of anything. It's amazing what resilient creatures we are. If time after time you find a food makes your BG soar - I used to dearly love granola, fruit and yogurt for breakfast...you make a rational decision to stop eating it. Or at least, eat less, or at a different time of day, etc. I know the current dietician philosophy is "don't deprive yourself, eat whatever you want, just take more insulin." While that makes it easier for parents of T1 kids going to birthday parties it has pitfalls. More carbs lead to more highs AND lows;(unpredictable results and the "law of small numbers.") More insulin use can lead to both weight gain and development of Insulin Resistance. Either Insulin deficiency (characteristic of T1) or Insulin Resistance (characteristic of T2) are a bear to deal with. Both? No thanks! Bottom line: Try a certain food, test your blood sugar two hours later, rinse and repeat. Use the results to make decisions.