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2 OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE INDICES IN A DIABETIC'S DIET PLAN

There is general misconception among people that by avoiding ‘plain sugar’ they can prevent themselves becoming a diabetic and take care of their ‘sugar’ level in the blood. The concept of glycemic index & glycemic load will help you understand this and everyone needs to be conscious of the importance of this in our daily living. Glycemic Index (GI) & Glycemic Load (GL) are determined to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels and maintain their health. Low GI foods help you manage weight and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The rise in blood sugar of carbohydrate containing foods have a similar response to the insulin in the body. Most of the time, GI is being used as a guideline for making dietary recommendations for the people with diabetes or hypoglycemia. People with blood sugar problems should restrict themselves from foods with high values and chose carbohydrate containing foods, which have lower values. 

However, the glycemic index should n…

2 TYPES OF DIABETES NUMBERS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Video Credit - Diabetes Download (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWJdSIiFxM4)
When it comes to managing your diabetes, you need to keep tabs on two types of numbers. In this video, Michael Stevens & Joy Pape, take us through FPG, PPG, and A1C—the numbers you need to know to keep track of your blood sugar.
Daily Numbers:  FPG or fasting plasma glucose or fasting blood sugar, which you track on a daily basis (usually measured first thing in the morning). Also, you need to measure your blood sugar level after having your meal and this is called PPG or postprandial glucose or postprandial sugar. 
Long-Term Number:  Hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c or A1c gives you a snapshot of your blood sugar over 2-3 months.