Have you the used the glycemic load/index? What are the pros and cons

As a diabetes educator, I teach about the glycemic index/load. Would love to share real life stories from Type1s or Type2s . Thank you to all of you for your contributions

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Comment by Lois on January 31, 2009 at 6:13pm
Lorena:

Have you written anything about it? Like ... Glycemic index/load For Dummies??????

I would be interested to find out what it's about because, no matter how much I do know about diabetes, I will never understand nutrition ... unless you beat it into my thick skull!

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
Comment by Lorena on February 1, 2009 at 4:24am
From a scientific view and that is taking into account multiple of studies with different individuals, the consensus is that using the glycemic load offers an advantage to carbohydrate counting alone. In my experience as an educator, I had one patient eat 30g of carbohydrate for breakfast - in one meal the patient had an English muffin and in another meal she had old fashioned oatmeal. Her blood glucose levels were consistently higher when she had the English muffin than when she ate the oatmeal. I am familiar with the literature but thought I would ask the "REAL" experts: people with diabetes. Thank you for your contributions.
Comment by Lorena on February 2, 2009 at 5:55pm
Horrible numbers with either oatmeal or English muffins? Regardless of total carbohydrate eaten?

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