Today I was at a diabetes meeting and pointed out that the British National Institute of clinical Excellence(NICE) advises low GI sources of carbohydrate for type 2 diabetes( “new” December 2015) and carbohydrate counting for Type 1 diabetics(also “new” December 2015). One of our docs pointed out that this what was advised 13 years ago when she did her diabetes diploma. It was also what was advised 100 years ago before the invention of medications to lower blood glucose.
Low GI means avoiding refined carbs such as cakes and biscuits, and also foods like rice, potatoes, porridge, pasta, wholewheat and white bread. It leaves us with quinoa, and above ground vegetables, as well as meat, fish, high fat dairy, oils, some nuts and seeds.