When you have diabetes, It is always recommended to eat food that are low in GI and reduce to total carbohydrate intake to minimal .
Over time, high levels can damage your body’s nerves and blood vessels, which may set the stage for heart disease, kidney disease and other serious health conditions.
Maintaining a low carb intake can help prevent blood sugar spikes and greatly reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
What is GI?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose and, therefore insulin levels.
Here are some samples to avoid:
White bread, pasta
Sweetened breakfast cereals
Honey, maple syrups
Packaged and processed foods
Knowing which food to avoid when you have diabetes may seem tough, but following few guidelines, you can easily maintain your health and keep your diabetes under check.
You should always stay away from unhealthy fats, liquid sugars, processed grains and other foods that contain refined carbs.