Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans age 20 to 74.
If it goes uncontrolled, Diabetes can trigger complications such as:
- Changing the lens and cornea thickness, resulting in blurred vision.
- Damaging blood vessels in the retina and the rest of the body.
- Acceleration of cataract development.
- Development of glaucoma
- Damaging nerve tissue throughout your body.
What is the Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels.
Low Glycemic Index Foods: Include some of these in each meal or snack, but go for low-fat choices whenever possible.
Medium Glycemic Index Foods: You may include a few of these foods each day, but limit portion sizes.
High Glycemic Index Foods: These foods can cause surges in blood sugar, especially if they are high in fat and sugar. Swap these foods for those with low G.I. values or eat them in combination with low G.I. foods to reduce the G.I. value of that whole meal.