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Do you consider the glycemic index of foods in your meal planning?

      Yes, always  
  12%   98  
      Yes, sometimes  
  17%   139  
  22%   183  
      I've never heard of the glycemic index  
  47%   380  

Do you consider the glycemic index of foods in your meal planning?

Poll dates: January 23 - 30, 2000
Total Votes: 800

The glycemic index is a measure of how much a food increases blood sugar after eaten. For example, some people find that a food raisess their blood sugar more than another food, even though the two foods have the same carbohydrate content. The food that causes the larger increase is said to have a higher glycemic index.

While many people find the glycemic index helpful in their meal planning, a recent study entitled Carbohydrate Counting Works Regardless of Amount of Carbohyrdate Eaten found that the glycemic index of foods did not affect pre-meal insulin requirements.

For more information, see The Glycemic Index by Rick Mendosa.

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