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.
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.
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.
How to Handle an Insulin Overdose
Learn about and understand insulin overdose in those with diabetes and what to do if it happens. Find out about other insulin complications, as well.
Which Foods Raise Blood Sugar?
Get the facts on high glycemic foods and their impact on your weight gain and loss.
Healthy Low-Glycemic Index Foods
Whole grains, beans, and even chocolate have a low glycemic index and are good for your blood sugar levels.
What Is the Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index measures how carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels.
Benefits of a Low-Glycemic Index Diet
A low-glycemic diet helps you manage your weight and blood sugar levels.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers a pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of 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.
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.