Glycemic Index Directory
The glycemic index is a way of measuring effects of sugar in foods on your blood sugar. High-glycemic foods raise your blood sugar higher than low-glycemic foods. Some high-glycemic foods include white breads or pasta, rice, and baked goods. Some low-glycemic foods are vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how the glycemic index works, how to follow a low-glycemic diet, and much more.
Glycemic Index Diet Plan Review, Foods, and More
Does eating foods based on their glycemic index make a difference in your diet? WebMD reviews the pros and cons of the Glycemic Index Diet.
How to Use the Glycemic Index
The glycemic index is a way to tell slower-acting "good carbs" from faster "bad carbs." Use it to fine-tune your carb-counting and steady your blood sugar.
Hyperglycemia and Diabetes
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a serious problem in diabetes. WebMD explains the causes and prevention of this condition.
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, a common problem in people with diabetes.
Video: Healthy Low-Glycemic Index Foods
Whole grains, beans, and even chocolate have a low glycemic index and are good for your blood sugar levels.
Video: What Is the Glycemic Index?
Is it a useful tool for diabetes? And are foods with a low glycemic index better for you?
Video: Low Glycemic Index Diet
Low glycemic index foods slow digestion and trigger a feeling of fullness. Is the low GI diet right for everyone?
Video: Benefits of a Low-Glycemic Index Diet
A low-glycemic diet helps you manage your weight and blood sugar levels.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Celebrities With Diabetes
This WebMD slideshow focuses on celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Larry King, Salma Hayek, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Slideshow: Tips for Blood Sugar Control When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
Looking for ways to keep your blood sugar in check? Feast your eyes on these tips for controlling your glucose when you have type 2 diabetes.