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.
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.
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.
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, a common problem in people with diabetes.
Hyperglycemia and Diabetes
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a serious problem in diabetes. WebMD explains the causes and prevention of this condition.
What Is the Glycemic Index?
Is it a useful tool for diabetes? And are foods with a low glycemic index better for you?
Benefits of a Low-Glycemic Index Diet
A low-glycemic diet helps you manage your weight and blood sugar levels.
Healthy Low-Glycemic Index Foods
Whole grains, beans, and even chocolate have a low glycemic index and are good for your blood sugar levels.
Low Glycemic Index Diet
Low glycemic index foods slow digestion and trigger a feeling of fullness. Is the low GI diet right for everyone?
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.
A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.